People of the District: Yolande Miller-Grandvaux

People of the District interviews Dr. Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, the Senior Education Policy Advisor at FHI360.


Friday April 23, 2021
7:30 PM
Free (donations appreciated)

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Come see DC differently through the eyes of a fascinating local resident in this interview and improv exploration of life in DC. First, we interview a special guest about their life, their vocation and passions, and what makes DC special to them. Then we improvise a fun and freewheeling montage of scenes inspired by our interview. Produced by Erick Acuña, People of the District has a rotating cast for each show.

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Dr. Yolande Miller-Grandvaux is the Senior Education Policy Advisor at FHI360. Prior to this exciting position, she worked for the Obama Foundation’s Girls Education Alliance. Until July 2019, she was Senior Advisor for Gender Empowerment and Education in USAID’s Office of Education where she laid out the structure for incorporating gender into USAID’s education sector portfolio. As the USAID Education Lead for Let Girls Learn, a White House-led initiative dedicated to increasing adolescent girls’ education attainment, she developed an approach and programs that combine learning, empowering and leadership for adolescent girls across the world. From 2005 to 2015 she played a crucial role in developing both the global and USAID agenda for education in fragile states. She led the education, conflict and crisis portfolio for USAID and co-founded the Interagency Working Group on Education and Fragility, which spearheads the global policy dialogue on education sector planning and research in conflict-affected environments. After obtaining her PhD from Princeton University, Dr Miller-Grandvaux spent 10 years working in Africa as Chief of Party for multiple USAID-funded education projects. From Timbuktu to Kabul, she continues to promote education for the marginalized and the excluded to foster gender equality and empowerment.

In her spare time, Yolande Miller-Grandvaux is an avid runner and skier and can be spotted on the running trails of Virginia or the mountain slopes of Utah. You can follow her on Twitter at @YMGrandvaux.