SummerSFS: Gretchen Knoth

Gretchen KnothGretchen Knoth is a second-year Master’s degree student in the Global Human Development Program with a dual concentration in agriculture and private sector development. She recently returned from the Philippines, where she spent the summer interning with USAID on industry competitiveness, trade and electronic payments projects. Prior to joining GHD, Gretchen was a Fulbright Grantee to Indonesia where she taught at a private Islamic high school. After returning to the US, she joined The ONE Campaign (ONE), an international development advocacy organization that fights extreme global poverty and preventable disease in sub-Saharan Africa. As a Project Manager at ONE, Gretchen coordinated a number of global campaigns, including several around agricultural productivity, food security and nutrition. She also has experience working with development NGO’s in Nepal, Ghana and Guatemala on issues ranging from education and healthcare to financial services and sanitation. Gretchen double majored in anthropology and Italian with a minor in international studies as an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College. She speaks fluent Italian with proficiency in Spanish.