Andie Shafer is Senior Program Associate at the Stevens Initiative, where she oversees the Initiative’s grant portfolio and awardee programs. In addition to program oversight, Andie provides technical support to awardees and virtual exchange practitioners, helping them build capacity and scale their programming. Andie previously worked with the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Program, where she supported its three subsidiary programs, focusing on education, vocational training, and entrepreneurship in North Africa. Andie wrote for and served as the editor in chief of a university foreign affairs magazine, has advanced events for the White House, and has spent internships in the office of the White House Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Democratic Governors Association, and Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm. Andie, a proud Michigander, holds a B.A. in public policy from the University of Michigan, and continues to study Spanish and Arabic.