Impact Story: Ei Ei Khin
Hometown/Recent location: Myanmar/Burma
Undergraduate Institution: University of Yangon
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Literature)
Additional Institutions: Asian Institute of Technology
Additional Degrees: Master of Science (Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management)
Interest/ Hobbies: Music,Reading, and Cooking
Previous Work Experience / Internships:
I started building my career in the humanitarian field since 2003 when I first joined the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) as a Protection Field Officer serving prison population- political detainees in particular -as well as marginalized community in the conflict affected areas in Myanmar/Burma. Then I continued working with various organizations such as, CARE, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), European Commission Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO)in the country focusing on program design, monitoring and evaluations.
To further my career in the humanitarian field, I moved on to take up regional positions at International Rescue Committee East Asia Regional Office (IRC) who is working for refugees and migrant populations in the region and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies South East Asia Regional Delegation providing health and, disaster management technical assistance to the National Societies.
Current Program: MAHA
1. Why did you choose to attend the Friedman School?
To further my knowledge of nutrition and its implication on health and wellbeing of population affected by natural disasters and conflicts.
2. What are you most looking forward to during your time at the Friedman School and/or what have some of your favorite experiences been at the Friedman School?
It has been a rewarding experience for me to get to know with and learned from the experienced scholars and professionals through different programs in the Friedman School. The programs at Friedman School also create an opportunity for me to reflect and share my experiences with the fellow students from diverse backgrounds.
3. What are your career aspirations and how do you think your Friedman School education will help you achieve these goals?
The courses and programs offered at Freidman School helps me in making better analysis on the international response strategies, nutrition programs and other relevant policies. With this improved knowledge and skills, I look forward to advancing my career in the humanitarian field.
4. How has financial aid impacted your Friedman School experience and/or what would you like to say to thank our donors for their generosity?
I am really grateful and honored to have received the financial aid from the donors. Without their generous support, I would not be able to join the program. Their financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal which is to better serve the community affected by disasters and shocks.