Chloe Rudnicki

Chloe Rudnicki

Intern, National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership
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Chloe Rudnicki works with the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership. She is an upcoming May 2022 graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science. Five years volunteering within the same village near Cap-Haitien, Haiti clarified the need to bridge the disconnect between cushy, HQ-humanitarianism and its reality on the ground. Chloe’s study of humanitarian crises at Boston University gave her the language to articulate what was promising and demoralizing about her work in Haiti, and underscore the importance of professionalization in the field. The adage “the eyes cannot see what the mind does not know” encapsulates the value she feels research holds within the humanitarian space.

Chloe currently interns with the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance at USAID, where she and her partner devised a qualitative methodology that assesses the extent to which need-based criteria shape budget prioritization for emergency responses in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Her research synthesizes interview and desk analysis in order to determine the role that political and administrative influences play and how BHA can limit them. Chloe is also a student researcher within Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, where she is crafting a comparative analysis of what caused and sustains democratic backsliding in Poland and Hungary. This fall, Chloe will pursue her MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in pursuit of her long-term goal of serving as a senior humanitarian policy advisor.

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