Michelle Szechenyi joined APLU in June 2018 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining APLU, she worked at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) where she served as the Global Human Resources Director. Michelle has over ten years of HR experience and holds both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the SHRM-SCP certifications. Michelle first became interested in human resources when she served as a Country Program Officer for Landmine Survivors Network (LSN) where she managed programs in El Salvador, Eritrea, Jordan and Vietnam and provided capacity building support to LSN’s overseas offices in both organizational management and development and the direct provision of rehabilitation services to landmine survivors and amputees. Michelle has worked at ACDI/VOCA and the Institute of International Education and spent time living in Uganda, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.
APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi gave a presentation during a workshop organized by the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science regarding leveraging the Journal of Science Policy & Governance as a vehicle to engage university student organizations in science, technology and policy debate. Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer-review publication dedicated to empowering university students, post-docs and early-career trainees in policy debate. The presentation recording will be available on the NSPN website later this fall.