Michael Zanchelli is a program officer on the planning, learning and evaluation team, where he works to improve program design, monitoring and evaluation efforts across USIP. He joined the staff in December 2013, after a fellowship supporting the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium, based jointly with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and U.S. Institute of Peace.
Michael previously supported the Knight International Journalism Fellowships program at the International Center for Journalists, where he managed logistics and helped strengthen the program’s monitoring and reporting. He has carried out field research on civil society and political reconciliation in Bangladesh and Rwanda. He has a master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Justice Studies from James Madison University.