Avideh oversees Program Operations at RMI, leading a cohort of embedded program operations managers and leads across RMI’s portfolio of programs. In her role, she thought partners and facilitates collaboration among programs and cross-functional departments and leads the development of tools, resources, and assessments to inform data-driven decision-making and strategic operational planning for programs.
Avideh has nearly 15 years of experience leading programs, projects, research, and people within nonprofits, think tanks, and higher education. She focused her career on skill building programs across industries, facilitation training, and conflict resolution within organizations, and organizational change management. In her previous roles, Avideh designed cross-cultural peacebuilding and development programs in Cyprus, Turkey, and Armenia, and oversaw a national veteran reintegration program. Her first book, The Transformation of Capacity in International Development, illuminates the challenges of aid and development (specifically approaches based on human rights) within the context of international conflict. She enjoys live music, painting, pottery, and staying active in her free time.
PhD, Sociology, George Mason University
MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University
BA, Political Economy of Development, St. Mary’s College of Maryland