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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Current Students

Tasia Poinsette

Tasia PoinsatteTasia is an MA candidate in International Development with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance. She is also a research assistant in the Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) lab with Dr. Cullen Hendrix. Tasia received her undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Environmental Studies from American University, graduating summa cum laude in 2013.

As an undergraduate, Tasia studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal, where she became fluent in French and taught English at a public primary school. Following graduation, she worked for a nonprofit in Ghana, managing a program to help Ghanaian high school students apply and receive scholarships to universities abroad. She then moved to New York City, where she received a Conservation Corps Fellowship to work for the NYC Parks Department Office of Green Thumb. There, she worked with school and community gardens citywide to support holistic educational programming, food security, and access to green space. Prior to enrolling at the University of Denver, she worked as a financial editor in Valparaiso, Chile.