Jackie Aldrette is program manager at AVSI-USA, the US branch of the Association of Volunteers in International Service, an international NGO founded in Italy that supports international development with special attention to education and the promotion of the dignity of every human person. Responsible for new business development and program support in the areas of household economic strengthening, entrepreneurship, community-based social services, and education, Aldrettte also provides technical assistance for monitoring, evaluation, and research systems for a range of development projects within the AVSI network. Aldrette holds an MA in international relations from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.