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Jaynice Del Rosario

Program Officer

Jaynice Del Rosario is a Dominican-American gender-specialist from New York. She has traveled and worked all over the world, including Ethiopia, Laos, and Cameroon conducting research and doing international development work in the areas of gender, education, and leadership development.

As a Senior Program Associate for the Girls First Fund, Jaynice supports the fund’s program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning in the Dominican Republic. Working with a local program advisor, she helps community-based organizations as they work to end child marriage and early unions in the country.

While in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, she served as National Coordinator of Gender and Development designing and implementing local and regional programs for adolescent girls and participated in the early planning meetings that eventually led to the Peace Corps’ “Let Girls Learn” initiative. She has designed and led education and youth leadership initiatives at The Bronx Institute at Lehman College and at the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, an organization dedicated to the advancement of young women in the greater New York City area.

She is an avid traveler who has traveled to more than 25 countries and has an MPA from Columbia University.