Profile of the First Batch of Trainees

s. Mayumi Grigsby, Stephen A. Marsh, Sarah Fyneah Brownell and Emmanuel Saye Larmeh
s. Mayumi Grigsby, Stephen A. Marsh, Sarah Fyneah Brownell and Emmanuel Saye Larmeh
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Sarah Fyneah Brownell
 

Ms Brownell did undergraduate studies at the University of Liberia where she is presently enrolled in the International Relations program of the IBB Graduate School. She also holds a post-graduate diploma from the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007). Ms. Brownell recently participated in the “Development Diplomats” Training held at the Egyptian Institute of Diplomatic Studies from 17 to 28 November 2008 in Cairo, Egypt.

Ms. Brownell draws a wealth of experience working in different capacities and sectors including broadcast journalist with Star Radio as well as the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Project Coordinator of UNFPA/FPAL Adolescent Reproductive Health Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and most recently, as Public Information and Gender Specialist with the USAID Land Rights & Community Forestry Program.

Emmanuel Saye Larmeh
 

Mr. Larmeh is currently a 1st-Year student at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia. In November 2008 (17-28), he participated in the “Development Diplomats” Training held at the Egyptian Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Larmeh also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy/International Relations from the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, a B. A. in Sociology from the AME Zion University as well as an A.A. degree in Sociology from the Liberia College of Technology.
Most recently, Larmeh has been working as a consultant with the Human Resource Audit Survey Team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before coming into the Foreign Service, Larmeh worked as a School Administrator with the Seventh Day Adventist School System, a French Language Instructor, and a Social Worker with Various NGOs including UNHCR and MSF/Belgium.

Stephen A. Marsh
 

Like his co-trainees, Mr. Marsh participated in the “Development Diplomats” Training held at the Egyptian Institute of Diplomatic Studies from 17 to 28 November 2008 in Cairo, Egypt. He did Undergraduate Studies at the AME University where he obtained a B. A. in Political Science. Marsh is a product of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations. As a Research Assistant with Subah-Belleh Associates, a Management Consultancy Firm, Mr. Marsh has drawn on experience with management of research projects including planning and supervision of data collection, analysis and processing and preparing field reports. He has recently been working as consultant on the Human Resource Audit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 


S. Mayumi Grigsby
 

A graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. with a double major in French and Government, Ms. Grigsby has had diversified work experience in both private and non-profit sectors. She worked as a Program Officer with the Surdna Foundation, a non-profit organization in New York City, USA. She served as Special Assistant to the International Colloquium Manage on the International Colloquium Secretariat.
Ms. Grigsby also has practical skill skills and experience as a writer. She is a freelance writer, grant writer, and has contributed to a number of magazines, encyclopedias as well as on-line publications, including AOL Black Voices in the Works and Money section, New York Moves Magazine, and most recently the Liberia Travel & Life Magazine.