Shailly Barnes

Researcher and Co-coordinator of Individual Giving at the Poverty Initiative

Location
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Industry
Civic & Social Organization

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Shailly Barnes's Overview

Current
  • Researcher and Co-coordinator of Individual Giving at the Poverty Initiative
Past
  • Intern and Rapporteur at UNDP, Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Women's Community Development + Natural Resources Management at Peace Corps, Niger
  • Attorney at O'Donnell and Shaeffer
  • Law Clerk, Community Prosecutions Division at Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Education
  • University of Chicago
Connections

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Shailly Barnes' Experience

Researcher and Co-coordinator of Individual Giving

the Poverty Initiative

December 2011Present (2 years 11 months)

Work with grassroots organizers to develop leadership and educational training programs towards movement-building and ending poverty; co-coordinate grassroots fundraising efforts with an emphasis on individual giving

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Public Policy industry

December 2008October 2011 (2 years 11 months) RRA (Public Law + Social Innovation)

RRA (Public Law + Social Innovation) brings a comprehensive understanding of public law that combines constitutional law, administrative law, governance, public policy and international standards and development principles to design customized strategies capable of attaining our clients’ objectives for sustainable social impact; practice emphasized background and training in economics, development and women’s rights

Researched and analyzed socio-economic environment for a legal empowerment strategy for 22 countries of Middle East/North Africa; traveled to Egypt to attend Legal Empowerment round table in 2009

Assessed legal status and policy environment of informal, own account waste recyclers and artisanal mine workers in Colombia with a team working out of Cali, Bogota and New York; traveled to Colombia and Brazil to meet with and learn from legal team, waste recyclers' cooperatives, and other non-profit entities in the field

Attorney

Hettrick Law

June 2009December 2009 (7 months)

Legal research and analysis of California agency and insurance law

Consultant

Wellspring Advisors/UCOBAC/SIPA

December 2008May 2009 (6 months) New York, NY; Uganda

Designed a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the impact of a women's legal empowerment/property/land rights program being implemented in rural Uganda; worked in close consultation with local NGO and field staff; visited sites in Uganda and attended two paralegal training workshops

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry

June 2007August 2007 (3 months) New York, NY

Researched theory of legal empowerment as an integrated development strategy; developed and applied knowledge management system to grassroots consultations in Uganda, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Philippines; organized, attended and reported on Commission meetings in 2007 and attended official launch in 2008

Peace Corps Volunteer, Women's Community Development + Natural Resources Management

Peace Corps, Niger

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; International Affairs industry

January 2004March 2006 (2 years 3 months)

Lived and worked in rural farming village; focus on women's economic development, gardening and land reclamation through water harvesting and soil stabilizing projects; organized youth group and radio program; significant engagement with local community and religious leaders and government representatives, especially around agricultural issues and anti-poverty efforts

Attorney

O'Donnell and Shaeffer

September 2002September 2003 (1 year 1 month) Los Angeles, CA

Worked in several litigation areas - environmental, contract, insurance, entertainment, IPR; researched and filed legal memoranda, briefs, discovery documents; extensive client contact and team management

Law Clerk, Community Prosecutions Division

Cook County State's Attorney's Office

June 1998March 1999 (10 months) Chicago, IL

Shailly Barnes' Skills & Expertise

  1. International Development
  2. Policy Analysis
  3. Volunteer Management
  4. Public Policy
  5. Community Development
  6. Grassroots Fundraising
  7. Legal Research
  8. Analytical Skills
  9. Educational Leadership
  10. Policy Research

Shailly Barnes' Education

Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

Master of International Affairs, Human Rights and Development

20072009

UCLA School of Law

Doctor of Law (JD)

20002002

University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics

19951999

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