2006 Reynolds Fellow NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Master of Arts, May 2008
Aissatou Diallo is a Program Manager at BRAC USA, where she focuses on promoting BRAC’s financial inclusion and adolescent development work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Aissatou leads BRAC’s global adolescent portfolio and manages its resilience-based project targeting women entrepreneurs in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Aissatou has more than seven years of experience working across sectors to promote international development, with focus areas around immigration and women and children. Prior to joining BRAC USA, she worked with Zenith Bank in Ghana, and at the African Services Committee where she addressed immigrant rights. Previously, Aissatou also held positions with the Sirleaf Market Women Fund (Ministry of Gender Affairs in Liberia) and with the National Immigration Law Center.
Aissatou possesses an academic background in finance, public policy, communications and law. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Ghana Business School. She also holds a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law and a Master of Arts in Communications from New York University, where she was a member of the inaugural class of Reynolds Fellows, a fellowship that encourages social entrepreneurship.
A native of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Aissatou is deeply passionate about creating a more equitable world. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and was editor for the UCLA Journal for International Affairs, as well as UCLA’s Women’s Law Journal and National Black Law Journal.