Gretchen Alther

Leadership Education Specialist, Leadership Program
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Ms. Gretchen Alther coordinates the EWC’s Pacific Islands Women in Leadership (WIL) program, and leads the on-line learning phases of both the WIL and the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) leadership programs. Prior to joining EWC, Ms. Alther designed and managed programs to support disaster relief, conflict zone aid, and resilience in marginalized communities in the US, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, Guatemala, Gaza, Colombia, Haiti, and Afghanistan. Ms. Alther also facilitates sustainability leadership programs for the Earthwatch Institute and develops and teaches courses with Human Rights Education Associates. She earned a BA in Latin American Studies and Natural Resource Management from Texas A&M University, an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Ms. Alther was a fellow in the EWC's Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship in 2012 - 2013.