International Programs Coordinator
Samira is a former AmeriCorps fellow and an aspiring development practitioner, specializing in sustainable program design and evaluation, gender-inclusive community participation, youth workforce development, and qualitative research, preferably in underserved communities. Before joining FES, Samira coordinated a range of projects in North America and South Asia focusing on knowledge management, capacity development through skill-based training, volunteering in emergency disaster response, youth engagement in social projects, and women empowerment through participation. She also brings demonstrated expertise in training management, specifically in developing training materials, tools, operational guidelines, and knowledge products. She previously worked at various institutions including American Red Cross, UNDP, and British Council. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and earned a master’s in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, Massachusetts along with a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.