Dr. Laura E. Powers of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Dr. Laura Powers to Speak at Faculty Colloquium Wednesday, Dec. 1

The office of the provost invites EMU faculty members to hear an update report on Haiti from one of their former teaching colleagues at a colloquium Wednesday, Dec. 1

Laura E. Powers will give a presentation 3:30-5 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building on “Winter Coats for Haiti: Why We Need Training for Humanitarian Response.”

She previously taught courses in the field of international agriculture as a member of the biology department faculty at EMU.

About Dr. Powers

Dr. Powers currently serves as the team leader for the Technical Assistance Group within the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

She has 11 years experience in international humanitarian assistance and serves as an agriculture and food security adviser in addition to managing a team of 17 technical experts in various sectors affected by natural and human-caused disasters.

She has worked extensively in Africa, primarily East Africa and Central America. She earned her PhD from the University of Florida in Gainesville and completed post-doctoral studies at Colorado State University.

Come hear Laura’s presentation and engage her in conversation on the ongoing needs in Haiti.