Elizabeth Pratt

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MBA/MPP ’16, GPA Certificates: Global Health and Social Services, Global Urbanization and Regional Development

Elizabeth lived and worked abroad for five years before beginning her graduate studies at UCLA. She taught English at Ouyang Yu School, a rural Chinese government school in Hunan Province, and taught 6th grade at Iringa International School in Tanzania, before moving to Trujillo, Peru. In Peru she ran Espaanglisch, a small domestic NGO that delivered free and low-cost English language classes to children and adults in the most underserved areas around Trujillo. After nearly two years with the NGO, she switched to the for-profit sector and did product management and cold chain supply logistics for Special Fruit NV, a Belgian agricultural importer/trader, from their Peruvian office. Elizabeth decided to return to school in order to acquire the management skills necessary to lead an organization (non-profit or for-profit), as well as the content and analytical skills to work in government or civil society. Following graduation, she will be pursuing a career in international development.