Lacey has worked in both the nonprofit and public sectors, with a particular focus on workforce development. As a Senior Account Manager for the City of New York, she works with local businesses in to design, implement and evaluate training programs that lead to transferrable skills and wage gains for their low-income workers. Prior to this, she conducted an assessment of a rehabilitation and microenterprise program for survivors of human trafficking in India run by the International Organization for Migration and several Indian nonprofits. As part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Outstanding Scholars program from 2003 to 2005, Lacey organized rule of law reform programs in the Caucasus and Central Asia, and managed cross-unit initiatives including a conference on international legal standards with the United Nations. Lacey received a B.A. magna cum laude from Barnard College, and holds dual Masters Degrees in Public Administration and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. While at Maxwell, Lacey also obtained her Certificate in Conflict Management and worked as a Graduate Assistant researching and writing case studies on leadership, public diplomacy and international affairs. Lacey has lived abroad in Chile, Argentina and Switzerland, and has held internships at Human Rights Watch, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Argentinean nonprofit Fundación Poder Ciudadano.
Host Organization: World Wildlife Fund, Colombia