Charmagne’s deep commitment to authentic evaluation and assessment captures the complex and dynamic nature of educating for global competency. She got her start with World Savvy as an intern in 2003, and joined the team full-time in the fall of 2008 when she moved back to her hometown to open World Savvy’s Twin Cities office. She spent five years as a Program Manager at World Savvy before transitioning into her current role as Evaluation and Assessment Specialist. In this role, Charmagne works to uphold World Savvy’s core value of learning & reflection by embedding evaluation and assessment across programs and operations. Charmagne brings eight years of program design, implementation and evaluation experience to this position, including work on youth civic engagement programs with Innovations in Civic Participation; peacebuilding programs with Creative Peace Initiatives, Women Waging Peace and Femmes Africa Solidarity; and evaluation research with Utilization-Focused Evaluation.
Charmagne received a BA in Political Science from Grinnell College in May 2003 and an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service in May 2007. She is the co-author of “Conceptualizing and Evaluating the Complexities of Youth Civic Engagement,” an article published in the Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth, and has served on the board of several local organizations, including the Global Learning Advisory Board at Minnesota Department of Education, Citizens for Global Solutions and First Universalist Foundation. Charmagne additionally brings strong international experience to World Savvy, having lived, worked and traveled in North and Central America, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, West and East Africa, and South Asia.