Annalisa Synnestvedt has more than 15 years of experience helping public service organizations improve their internal effectiveness so that they can successfully achieve their missions. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women in 2004, she worked with other internationally-focused non-profit organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Annalisa earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she focused on broadening and deepening her expertise in organizational strategy, governance, and operations. She was awarded the Robert F. Wagner Award for Public Service in recognition of leadership capacity and exceptional contribution to public service. Annalisa also holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.