YPN Current Affiliation: 
SAIS; Bob Woodruff Foundation
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Carrie Kagawa is pursuing an M.A. of international public policy with an affiliation in conflict management at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her regional focus is on Russia and the post-Soviet states. From September 2016 to March 2017, Carrie served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her role as an Organizational Development Consultant for a Georgian nonprofit was to build capacity and sustainability with Georgian colleagues to ensure the longevity of this valuable civil society organization. Prior to the Peace Corps, Carrie served almost a decade in the federal government, most recently at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Senior Advisor and the White House Liaison. From 2009 to 2013, Carrie served at the U.S. Department of Defense, in a range of national security roles including in the Office of Detainee Policy. In 2010, Carrie completed a six-month civilian deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, working on U.S. detention policy, operations, and transition. In the future, Carrie hopes to continue working with post-conflict transitional states.


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