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Trish Tierney is Executive Director of the Institute of International Education in San Francisco, where she founded the Institute’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives, and manages a diverse portfolio of global leadership, education and exchange programs in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, women-led NGOs, and private sector partners. Trish has led the growth of IIE’s women-focused programs, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She began her international education career as a WorldTeach volunteer in Namibia, followed by positions at the World Bank and Cisco Systems. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. from Johns’ Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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About Opening Minds

For more than nine decades, the Institute of International Education has been at the forefront of international education. The Opening Minds blog is IIE’s take on how this field continues to change. Here the Institute’s leaders will explore international educational exchange, global student mobility, institutional partnerships, international development, and other topics and trends that are shaping higher education around the world.


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