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Hervé Thomas


Hervé is pursuing a master’s in public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School where he focuses on economics and environmental policy. Previously, he worked for the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany. He spent nearly three years in Afghanistan with USAID, serving as Acting Water Team Leader, Agriculture Development Officer, and Team Lead for the Paktya province. Hervé worked in Iraq with the US State Department, the National Democratic Institute, the International Medical Corps and RTI International. Born in Orange, New Jersey, he grew up in Port-au- Prince, Haiti. He holds a BA (honors) in Arabic and a BA (honors and distinction) in development studies from The Ohio State University. As a Boren Scholar, he studied at The American University in Cairo from 2002-2003. Hervé was also a John Glenn Fellow and is currently one of three inaugural USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellows.


Updated May 2014