OID Alumni Networking Event

Last month, OID hosted an event that brought alumni and students together for networking and career advice. Three OID alumni (two of which were past OID board members): Bethel Stevens, Mohammad Hamze, and Emily Brown discussed their current positions and their career paths.

Bethel Stevens is an Investment Funds Associate at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). She has over 5 years of experience in international development working with both bilateral and multilateral clients including USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Mohammad Hamze is a research analyst in the advisory function of the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) at the World Bank Group (WBG). CAO’s advisory role provides independent advice to the President of the WBG and the management of IFC and MIGA on systematic ways to improve the social and environmental outcomes of WBG projects.

Emily B. Brown has five years’ experience working in international development and project management. She currently supports the FHI 360 Gender Department with its UK DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge program, and coordinates FHI 360’s gender integration and business development work.

The students then split into small groups based on their interests and participated in roundtable discussions. We enjoyed being able to engage with the alumni on a more personal level.

Thank you to the alumni and students that came out to the event!