Lainie Reisman

Lainie Reisman has close to 20 years experience working on development projects, most recently in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Turkey and Ethiopia. Her technical background focuses on youth and violence. She is currently a Senior Youth Technical Advisor at Education Development Center (EDC) and an Instructor at Bilkent University (Ankara). She recently served as the Team Leader of a USAID Security and Justice Assessment in Honduras, Confronting Violent Extremism Advisor to an USAID/OTI Program in Syria, and conducted an evalution of USAID's Countering Violent Extremism work in in East Africa. Prior to her Africa work, she focused on Central Amerian gangs.