Donna Lopp

Donna works with the ICAP program at Columbia University where she is in charge of training for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA) project. In that role she trains and mentors trainers and supervisors in adult learning theory, experiential learning pedagogy, and research methods for an HIV research project conducted in 15 African countries and in Haiti.


She develops and manages training curricula in collaboration with international, governmental and non-governmental partners, which includes COVID-19 training as of 2020. Donna provides field monitoring and evaluation during field training and coordinates operations for an average of 20 trainers and 300 trainees, often in low-resource contexts.


Prior to her current position at Columbia, Donna worked with the International Education program at SIT Graduate Institute, formerly known as the School for International Training, at World Learning. There she worked with faculty and students in curriculum development, course management and helping to increase technical innovations in teaching and learning.


Other international educational experience includes serving as a Sustainable Agriculture Peace Corps Volunteer in a Pulaar village in the Tambacounda region of Senegal, where she managed a girls' scholarship program, worked with a women's business and, of course, worked in the fields.  [5-20]




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