Harvard University, Kennedy School, Masters in Public Policy
Debbie Alfred was born in Haiti but spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida. She attended Florida State University where she received undergraduate degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems. While studying, she completed internships at the Florida Senate, the Florida TaxWatch Institute, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Cote d’Ivoire. Debbie regards this experience as one of the most transformative periods of her adult life and a solidifying reason to work as an Education Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Previously, Debbie was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow where she learned the importance of quantitative and data-driven practices in the field of public service. Debbie is excited to apply her skills toward developing education solutions for children affected by war and conflict. She will pursue a Master in Public Policy with a concentration in Political and Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School. During her free time, Debbie is most likely running, doing yoga, or enjoying a good autobiography.