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  • Nadine Skinner

    Nadine Skinner

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2014
    Student Employee, Hume Center
    Seeds of Change Research Assistant, VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab

    BioNadine Ann Skinner is a doctoral student in International Comparative Education. She earned a MPA degree from Cornell University in Social Policy. She also has a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she double-majored in Politics and History. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was most recently the Senior Director of Grants & Evaluation at Girls Inc. of Alameda County. At Girls Inc. she served in a variety of roles in grants management and educational program management. Prior to joining Girls Inc., Nadine was a consultant for an international student loan program at the Organization of American States, managed youth services and events for the City of Pinole, and served as a trainer for the California School-Aged Consortium. She is still very involved in the NGO sector and consults with Limitless Horizons Ixil, a small international non-governmental organization that provides scholarships, youth development programming, and a library to the indigenous community of Chajul, Guatemala. Her research focuses on the relationships between universities, nongovernmental organizations, civil society, social movements, and the philanthropic sector. Her research interests include International & Comparative Education; Nonprofits & Philanthropy; Education Policy; Human Rights Education; Social Movements; Civil Society, Higher Education; Gender Studies; Service Learning and Community Engagement; and Organizational Change.