8th Annual Career Pathways in Global Health

image of Mia BeersPlease join us for a morning of speakers and networking on careers in global health. Featuring keynote speaker: 

Mia Beers, MPA, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Resilience & Food Security for USAID. 

Lunch and a chance to network is provided. Register today! 

We are excited to announce that our annual Career Pathways in Global Health event will be returning to an in-person event! Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am -1pm in ARCH 108, to learn about the career trajectories in global health from our incredible lineup of speakers. Bring your questions, as there will be ample time for questions and networking. 

Agenda (with more details to come)

10am: Welcome Remarks
10:10: Panel 1 Global Health Practice
11am: Refreshments/Coffee Break
11:10: Panel 2 Global Health Research
11:50: Keynote Speaker, Mia Beers, MPA
12:30: Lunch & Networking



keynote speaker Bio

Mia Beers, MPA

Mia Beers serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security and is also the USAID Resilience Coordinator. She oversees the strategic direction and implementation of the Bureau’s work around policy and analysis, resilience, country support, strategic engagement and communications, in support of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, along with other key RFS lines of effort.  

Ms. Beers has a 30-year career in the international humanitarian and development sector and is a member of the Senior Executive Service. She previously helped build USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, where she established the Office of Global Policy, Partnership, Programs and Communications and coordinated key strategies around humanitarian policy; emergency classification levels; early recovery, risk reduction and resilience; and localization. Over the last decade at USAID, she headed a division comprised of 150 staff in six locations around the world, focused on global policy, multilateral engagement, system leadership, local capacity strengthening, interagency coordination and training, public-private engagement, and strategic communications. She managed an extensive global program portfolio; designed new international initiatives to empower senior field leaders as well as the next generation of humanitarian leaders; created strategic partnerships 
with various think tanks and multilateral organizations; created mentoring programs and spearheaded new foreign service national and DEIA initiatives.

Ms. Beers was posted overseas for over fourteen years working on humanitarian crises across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. While with USAID, Ms. Beers led multiple large interagency Disaster Assistance Response Teams responding to complex crises and natural disasters around the world, as well as Response Management Teams for Libya and Burma. Ms. Beers worked for USAID’s regional office in East Africa managing development and humanitarian programs and for a NGO based in Somalia, coordinating capacity strengthening and multi-sectoral programs for local organizations. She has also worked for several non-profits on democracy and citizenship initiatives.  

Ms. Beers has previously served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Groups of numerous overseas organizations in her personal capacity. Ms. Beers holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a MPA from American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program. She is a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI Program and the Foreign Service Institute’s National Security Executive Leadership Seminar. Ms. Beers has won numerous honor awards for her work overseas, including the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America group medal for her work on the U.S. Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team. She often serves as guest lecturer at vari-ous universities on leadership and policy issues.