Conversation and Cocktails with Melissa Johns

June 2, 2020

On June 2, 2020, The Washington Foreign Law Society hosted its second Cocktails/Conversation with a Board Member, with Melissa Johns, Senior Operations Officer, Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Group at The World Bank Group. The participants consisted of students, recent graduates, and professionals. Melissa spoke about her impressive career in international development and her experiences as a volunteer at the Mexican border. She advised professionals seeking a new challenge and hoping to transition in their careers to “not be afraid of the change and just do it”. When asked about important skills for working in international development she noted that it is important “to listen to your client ” and “learn to build coalitions”. Lastly, she emphasized how important it is to those who are in need. The Washington Foreign Law Society thanks Melissa Johns for participating and sharing her experience

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