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Phyllis earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University (Political Science and Spanish) and her M.P.A. from New York University (Public Policy). As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Phyllis has spent much of her adult life living and working overseas – first as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sao Tome e Principe and later with her partner and three children in Senegal, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan. Phyllis has had a diverse career – she has worked in admissions at the International School of Dakar, created the position of Gender Program Manager for the U.S. Embassy in Manila, and worked for an Abt Associates project, Investing in Women, to improve workplace gender equality in Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. As Program Manager in the IPOCS office, Phyllis supports Conflict Transformation projects abroad. She also advises students interested in the Study Away at Monterey semesters.