Globalization and technology has evolved Thomas Friedman's "Flat World" into what I have coined "The New Frontier."  -Angela R. Pashayan

The world is evolving, hold onto your hats! The evolution began with the 2008 Great Recession and continued with the Occupy and Populous movements, individualism, a hegemonic heretic, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Economically, many industries will close forever - like dinosaurs going extinct, they will Not Be Needed in our future;

  • oil, now selling for .56/gallon

  • gas operated vehicles - only solar or electric

  • paper money - electronic transfers are easier  

  • credit and bank cards - biologics avoid theft

  • teachers - AI simulated professors for increased use of online classes

  • student loans - the rich pay for school and the poor attend online

  • airlines - social distance seating and access to oil-based fuel will be expensive

  • restaurants - social distance seating means increased prices. Food-trucks advantage! 


 International Development 

 Digital strategy + innovative solutions

  • paper money not needed - Kenya has used mobil money since 2007

  • bank cards not needed - biologics are already in use

  • teachers not needed - slum dwellers cannot wait for education & traditional jobs to put food on the table

  • micro-loans not needed - slum dwellers are turning to community loans

  • wired electricity not needed - solar is free

  • piped water needed- NGO's like SHOFCO and JIBU have alternatives

  • toilets needed- waste collection is an evolving business

  • meat consumption not needed -  slaughtered animals (corona-bats / ebola-monkey) cause global illness




Angela R. Pashayan, BA-Psychology, MA Diplomacy, Ph.D. Political Science (ABD)

Political Science/International Relations - Extreme Poverty Reduction
UN Speech 2022

US Public Policy work: Mis/Disinformation in US Black Communities









  • Howard University, Washington, D.C. - Ph.D. Int’l Relations/Political Science (in progress).  Member, Golden Key International Honor Society​ 3.9GPA

  • Norwich University, VT - MA Int’l Relations & Diplomacy  / Honors Graduate

  • Richmond College, International-American University - London, England (part of UCLA BA Degree credits). 

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - BA Psychology



  • 2021-22   The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Writing Fellowship $7500

  • 2020-21   Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellow (FLAS), Howard University $5500

  • 2019-20   Just-Julian Research Scholarship - Howard University 2019-20 Academic Year / $60,000 award

  • 2018-19   StartingBloc Fellow, USC Marshall School of Business & Social Entrepreneurship $2500

  • 2018-19   Global Peoples Fellow, UN General Assembly International Forum

  • 2014-15   Vice President, Sigma Iota Rho Int'l Affairs Academic Scholars, Norwich University

  • 2014-15   Leadership Summit Scholar, Norwich University




Conference Presentation: ​


Conferences Attended:

2020-21 Per presentations listed above
2019 SANKALP Festival - Nairobi, Kenya/ Intellecap, Impact Investors, Social Entrepreneurs

2019 AIDF Africa Summit - Nairobi, Kenya/ USAID, UN-Habitat, IOM, NGOs

2019 CSIS Global Development Forum - Washington, DC/ Tony Blair, USAID, Rockefeller Fund.

2019 World Bank Spring Meetings - Washington, DC/ State of African Address and CSO Forum

2018 Atlantic Festival - Washington, DC/ Democracy Today

2018 Wilson Center African Program/ The Role of the Business Sector in Peace-building in Africa 



2020-2021    John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Model UN instructor

2010-2019    Nonprofit Programs, Global programs teaching entrepreneurship and wellbeing (        

2013-2019    Ah Haa School of the Arts - Telluride, CO. Programs for youth exploring global cultures through art. 

2013-2014    Maasai Joy Primary School - Arusha, Tanzania. Globalization, Public Speaking, Poetry, Art, Entrepreneurship/Agriculture.

2012-2014    Host/Presenter, UAE three day program on Health, moderator for cross-cultural panel interviews.

2008-2011    FIDM Private College - San Francisco Campus/ Marketing, Merchandising, Global Trends & Sourcing, Public Speaking.


Work Experience:

  • 2021 Communications, USAID Global Health & Presidential Malaria Initiative, led by USP.

  • 2021-2022 - Howard University Lead Research Associate, Digital Informers - Knight Foundation Grant

  • 2020-2021 - USAID Intern for Inclusive Development Chief and Food Security

  • 2019-2020 - USAID Intern for the African Union, International Political Policy Analyst for Africa and the African Union

  • 2019 Internship Social Impact Investing- Former AU Ambassador John Simon,Total Impact Capital

  • 2012-2019 - - Poverty reduction in Kenyan slums: Agriculture, Art, and Entrepreneurship.

  • 2009-2012 - Health Dept. San Francisco, CA. Three-year contract; Stress and Wellbeing. Program development, implementation and communication across five city departments. Management (recruitment, training, and oversight of program instructors).

  • 2009-2012 Boys & Girls Club of America - San Francisco, CA. Leaders of after-school programs in character, leadership, life skills, health, education, and art. Teaching “Kids Crossing Cultures” program, Awarded Best Nationwide Program 2010. Development of curriculum and measurement of skills learned.



2021/2022 - AAPOR Committee Member, EIC

2021/2023 - Co-chair APSA Committee on the status of PhD Students in the profession

2018/2020 - Documentary Short on Mukuru Slum Dwellers in Nairobi

2016 - NAACP Meritorious Women of 2016 / Los Angeles Chapter

2015 - Vice President of SIR Academic Scholars, Norwich University, VT

2014 - Leadership Summit + Honors Graduate, Norwich University

2010 - The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Best Program Nationwide 


Public Service: 

2020-current Board Member, Telluride Progressive Women's Caucus 

2016-current Town of Mountain Village Ethics Commission Board 

2018 Habitat for Humanity - Home framing, Colorado

2016 Democratic Campaign Fellowship - Colorado



UN Association of America and World Affairs Council

Black Professionals in International Affairs     

American Political Science Association

Women in Foreign Policy Group

International Society of Political Psychology

World Bank Civil Society Organization Participant