Jessica Yonke

Jessica Yonke

Senior Program Officer
Africa, Ethiopia, Europe & Eurasia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Tunisia, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Education, Leadership, Youth

Jessica Yonke is an international education professional with expertise in managing and implementing global youth leadership programs.

As the senior program officer for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Jessica manages program operations and is the technical lead for the Fellowship application, selection, placement, and visa processes.

Previously, Jessica worked on several youth leadership programs at IREX, including the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program and the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, and taught English in South Korea.

Jessica holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, Spanish, and Political Science with a Certificate in Global Cultures from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.