Jennifer Collins-Foley

Adjunct Faculty
Sustainable Development


JD, Albany Law School of Union University
BA, St. Michael’s College

Jennifer Collins-Foley

Jennifer Collins-Foley, JD, is a democracy, governance, and gender specialist with 25 years of experience in the US and around the world. She serves as senior advisor for inclusive development with World Learning’s International Development and Exchange Programs to effectively promote the full inclusion of traditionally marginalized people into the political, social, and economic life of their countries. She also serves as senior practitioner faculty with SIT Graduate Institute in Washington, DC, where she teaches Issues in Sustainable Development; Program Design and Management; Gender, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development; Human Rights Governance and Advocacy; and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. 

Collins-Foley has worked extensively on democracy assistance, women’s political empowerment, and gender equality issues in Africa, Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the North Africa and Middle East region, including in senior leadership positions with the United Nations, National Democratic Institute, Center for National Policy, IFES, CEDPA, Vital Voices, Karama Arab Women’s Regional Network, the Libyan Women’s Peace Platform, Juarez & Associates, World Learning / SIT Graduate Institute, and enCompass, LLC. She holds a BA from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and a JD from Union University / Albany Law School.