Content Developers and Contributors
Lead Content Developer, Gender Analysis, Programming and Advocacy
Professor Fink joined the Elliott School in 2011. She is a cultural anthropologist who has combined teaching, research, and development work throughout her career. Her areas of expertise include Burma/Myanmar in particular and Southeast Asia more broadly, equitable development, gender and development, and civil society in ethnically diverse states.
Lead Content Developer, Gender-Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting
Jane Henrici is an independent research and gender consultant with over 15 years of experience in U.S. and international research and development. Her work focuses on gender, diversity, and socioeconomic policy and programming; she has conducted projects on these topics in the Americas and Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia. She is a specialist in participatory and transformative research and training and has in-depth knowledge about and experience in skills education and training; livelihoods development; poverty response; displacement and migration; and disaster recovery; in addition, she has conducted research and analyses on health care and coverage; diversity and inclusion in planning and development; and women’s political participation.
Program Manager, GenderPro Credential
Professor Toni Marsh is the founding director of the George Washington University paralegal studies master's degree and graduate certificate programs, an associate professor of Paralegal Studies, and the Faculty Director of the Global Leadership Development Program. She serves as a Faculty in Residence in Philip Amsterdam Hall.
Professor Marsh has worked extensively in Tanzania, where she designed the first formal paralegal education program in that nation at the University of Bagamoyo, where she serves as visiting professor. The paralegal curriculum she designed is in use throughout the mainland.
Prior to joining GW, Professor Marsh designed and directed the paralegal studies program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and taught paralegal studies at Georgetown University.
Professor Marsh practiced criminal and juvenile law and is the author of Juvenile Law.
Technical Content Specialist
Alina Potts is a Research Scientist with the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, where she aims to center women and girls in asking and answering questions around how to better address gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings. Previously, Alina coordinated violence prevention research at UNICEF and explored intersections between GBV and child protection in emergencies. As a practitioner, Alina led GBV programming for the International Rescue Committee in a number of humanitarian responses over the last 10+ years—including Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar), Lebanon, Syria, DR Congo, Kenya (Dadaab) and Sudan (Darfur). Her experience in forced migration extends to refugee resettlement in the US; asylum advocacy in Europe; and addressing grave violations in conflict settings.
Alina holds a BA in Anthropology and International Development from Boston University and a Master's of Public Health in Forced Migration and Health from Columbia University. She welcomes opportunities for shared learning, and teaches graduate classes on GBV in complex emergencies.
Tambra Raye Stevenson is the founder and CEO of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture. Named a Champion for Children's Wellbeing by ASHOKA/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she is the author of the "Where's WANDA?" bilingual children's book series promoting gender equity in the food system. Appointed by D.C. Mayor Bowser, she serves on the D.C. Food Policy Council chairing nutrition, health and food systems education. She was featured in Forbes, Food Tank, Washington Post, Voice of America, Discovery Education, and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. She has lectured in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean on empowering women and girls in agriculture and nutrition. She has co-authored published research articles with Johns Hopkins and George Washington University on healthy food access among caregivers. Early on her career began at the U.S. Department of Human Services' Emerging Leader Program, U.S. Department of Commerce promoting minority business development and DC Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives setting a health and economic agenda, and serving as an Extension Agent in nutrition at the University of the District of Columbia. She holds a Master's degree in Health Communication from Tufts University School of Medicine-Emerson College joint program and her B.S. in Human Nutrition/premedical sciences from Oklahoma State University. She completed MBA courses in entrepreneurship and health care marketing at Boston University.