Corrie Harris 2020-08-25T18:18:37+00:00 December 19th, 2019|
About the Author: Corrie Harris
Corrie A. Harris is the Assistant Director for the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity. In this role, Harris manages the design, implementation and growth of the Global Development Lab. She has significant experience in operational excellence for organizations focused on poverty alleviation, both locally and globally. Harris has also worked across various sectors, including academia, international government relations, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial ventures and for-profit institutions. Most notably, Harris was the director of Villa Familia Nicaragua (VFN), an orphanage for children in crisis in Nicaragua. She managed the day-to-day operations as well as all of its strategic programs, including initiating a Coalition of Directors for collaboration. With the collective knowledge of the coalition, Harris created an economic development strategy for retrofitting and expanding VFN. After this, she recruited nationally and internationally for the implementation of development. This effort was highly successful and received the highest governmental recognition from the Department of Mi Familia as the standard by which all other centers for children in crisis should be modeled. Harris earned a Master of Arts in Sustainability and Development from SMU and an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington with concentrations in Economics, Sustainability, Management and Cultural Studies. Her master’s thesis is titled Resilient Sustainable Development: Localized Transformational Impact to Alleviate Poverty.