Pauline has 17 years of experience in nonprofit program management, primarily in the fields of education and environmental conservation. She also has six years of experience as a consultant in multiple areas, including grant writing; training of trainers; staff capacity building; strategic planning; and program design, monitoring & evaluation.
Pauline resided and worked in East Africa from 1996–2016. In 2007 Pauline founded a nonprofit organization providing quality education to girls in Tanzania and served as its Executive Director for ten years. Today, this organization, SEGA Ltd (Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement), serves more than 500 girls annually and employs more than fifty Tanzanian staff. As part of founding, developing, and directing this organization, Pauline played the lead role in raising more than $2 million through four grants from USAID for the construction of a girls’ boarding school that operates 100% on solar energy. During this time, she also co-founded and served as a board member of Nurturing Minds, a U.S. nonprofit that raises more than $1 million annually to support educational programs in Tanzania.
Before founding SEGA and Nurturing Minds, Pauline managed forest and marine conservation programs for CARE in Western Tanzania and Zanzibar. She served as an independent consultant to CARE, working primarily in Tanzania, as well as Lesotho and Burundi. Pauline also worked at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C., and as a Fellow with CARE’s conservation programs in Uganda, supported by the University of Michigan Population, Environment Fellows Program.
- Center for Architecture and Design
- Providence Animal Center
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology – University of Vermont
- Master’s Degree in International Administration – School for International Training