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Seeing the World as a Network: Shannon Juhnke

by on May 9, 2016

Shannon Juhnke Willmar Camping copyShannon Juhnke (pronounced junk-ee) is a Finance and Business Operations Associate at ICF in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of DC). She studied economics at the University of Minnesota, then moved to Washington, DC, to work with the chief economist of the House Agricultural Committee.

After a couple of years on Capitol Hill, she took a job in program support at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (the PEPFAR headquarters at the State Department). While working full time for OGAC, she also took a full load of courses at George Washington University to get her Master of Public Policy degree, specializing in international (public-private) partnerships. With her degree in hand, Shannon took a job at ICF in early 2014.

MEASURE Evaluation was her first project. Shannon says “I quickly realized how complex and interesting it can be, and how great the people are. I feel extremely fortunate to work with such a committed and passionate group of people.”

To relax, Shannon likes to get outside. She and her dog (Willmar) and her boyfriend like to hike and camp – as they are doing here on the beach. She likes to visit Asheville, in the mountains of western NC, and Frederick, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Maryland.

We know from Shannon’s days at OGAC and Georgetown that she doesn’t do things half way. So when she visits her home in Minnesota, she often makes the 17+ hour drive in one long push. I’m just going to guess that Willmar is with her, but I doubt he helps much with the driving.

Jim

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