Rose Worden joined InterAction as a Program Manager for Humanitarian Policy in January 2022. In this capacity, she manages InterAction’s Forced Displacement Working Group and engages with UNHCR; the U.S. State Department's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration; the World Bank; and others. She is also InterAction’s focal point for the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the longest-standing and highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the United Nations System.
Prior to joining InterAction, Rose was a member of the Center for Global Development’s Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy Team, where she analyzed how humanitarian donor governments make funding choices and led a project assessing the composition of humanitarian international NGO governing boards. Rose has worked in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and development programs in Somalia and previously supported the work of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
Rose is from the “Northwoods” of Wisconsin. She earned an M.A. in International Affairs focused in development from The New School in New York City and a B.A. in International Studies focused in global security from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her spare time, Rose can be found camping, bicycling, trying to learn French, participating in a writer’s workshop, or volunteering at a local museum.