The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Isabella Jean has been affiliated with the MA program since 2008 and was appointed as Adjunct Faculty in the fall of 2010. She is a 2006 graduate of the MA Program in Coexistence and Conflict hailing from its very first cohort of students. Isabella worked and consulted for international peacebuilding and development organizations primarily focusing on research and evaluation, facilitation, curriculum development and training. Since 2006, she has led and facilitated numerous field research initiatives with international agencies in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Israel / Palestinian territories, Tajikistan, Philippines and India for CDA. Previously, she conducted evaluation research and training at a non-profit focused on education policy, school reform and community organizing. As a Watson Fellow, her research focused on coexistence initiatives in N. Ireland, South Africa, Cyprus, Israel, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Egypt. As Adjunct Faculty in the MA Program, she facilitates discussion sessions on coexistence theory, conflict analysis and strategic coexistence interventions, and teaches a 7 week course on monitoring and evaluation of peacebuilding interventions. She holds an MA in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University and a B.A. in International Relations & Anthropology from Bowdoin College.