Ms Miriam Fugfugosh is an Associate of the GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance designing and delivering leadership enhancement modules to professionals of diverse affiliations. Miriam worked at the GCSP from 2005-2016 in various capacities.
As a course director and member of the teaching staff, she designed and directed modules and facilitated dialogue on topics of leadership, negotiation, gender, political advising and international security policy. She led the GCSP cluster of activities around gender for over two years and was a founding member of the Maison de la Paix Gender & Diversity Hub.
Prior to GCSP, Miriam worked at the grassroots level in community outreach and development projects in Bolivian townships, in inner-city California, and in rural South Africa – the latter in her capacity as a United States Peace Corps volunteer. These project beneficiaries included youth populations, educators, migrants, low-income families, homeless individuals, recovering addicts and former convicts.
Miriam holds a Master's degree in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, (with a focus on Sub-Saharan African security issues) and a Bachelor's degree in History (with a focus on political science) from the University of California, San Diego. She also studied security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Miriam, a proud mother of two boys, is Somali and American, and speaks English, French and Spanish.