Michelle Thompson is the Chief of Party for a U.S. State Department-funded program focused on stabilization through education service delivery support in northeast Syria. She is a versatile international development specialist with wide-ranging US Government (USAID, Food for Peace, Department of State/NEA), UN, and NGO experience in stabilization, humanitarian response, civil society strengthening, political transition, peacebuilding, and conflict mitigation in the Middle East, North Africa, and East Africa.