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Back to Directory Charla Burnett Proposal Coordinator Global Innovations in Development, Engagement, and Scholarship

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Biography: Named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 under 30 Scholars in 2017, Charla M. Burnett is an international community development specialist. Her practical and academic focus is on the use of technology for strategic planning, proposal coordination, and monitoring and evaluation. Charla has conducted qualitative and quantitative research for the United Nations, World Learning, and the Waitt Foundation in Liberia, Palestine, and Barbuda & Antigua. Charla is the founder of two successful nonprofit organizations- Refugees Welcome! and the International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM). As a result of these efforts, she was honored with the University’s Excellence in Community Engagement and Leadership Award by the University of Massachusetts Boston where she received her PhD in Global Governance and Human Security in 2021.