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Aubryn Allyn Sidle will be a Showcase Presenter

We are happy to announce that Aubryn Allyn Sidle will be a showcase presenter at AUDACIA 2011.

Aubryn Allyn Sidle is the Executive Director of Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa in Washington DC. AGE is a transformative NGO providing life-changing opportunities for young women in Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring and leadership development. Prior to joining AGE Africa, Aubryn worked as an advocate for youth voice, educational access, and gender equity both in the US and abroad. A seasoned practitioner of the youth development model, Aubryn directed youth-led community development programs for young women in some of the United State’s lowest performing inner city schools. In the California’s Bay Area she designed and implemented college access programs for first generation college students that had a 90% matriculation rate in its first year. In 2006, Aubryn returned to the field of international education pursuing her Master’s in Development Management at the London School of Economics. Aubryn lived and worked in East Africa for more than two years researching the efficacy of participatory approaches to agricultural development, and consulting for slum-based youth organizations in Nairobi. As the Executive Director of AGE Africa, she has broadened the organization’s reach in Malawi to include more students, and an increasing number of vital support programs that ensure student’s success in school. Aubryn has dedicated her time and energy to leading a talented program team in developing a curriculum model for girls’ empowerment that has had transformational outcomes for AGE Africa’s scholars. Aubryn obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Anthropology and Africana Studies, magna cum laude.