Janell Johnson is pursuing a graduate degree in Global Affairs at New York University; her focus is in international development and peace-building. Her interest began while co-chairing on a philanthropy committee at Credit Suisse an international investment firm where she worked prior to joining the NYU community. Janell was hand selected to be a graduate consultant for World Education Foundation; where she is consulting on a peace-building project that’s working towards bringing higher education, technology, and an innovation center to a refugee camp in Northern Iraq this summer. She recently undertook an internship at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies in pursuit of learning effective methods in researching a vulnerable population, such as displaced children in the international community.
Janell hopes to apply her knowledge in foreign affairs towards international peace operations that aspire to bring sustainability and education to children in refugee camps.