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Patricia Preston

Patricia Preston is Executive Director of the Vermont Council on World Affairs,  an organization dedicated to promoteing awareness and understanding of the world and its people, places, and cultures through education and engagement. She brings extensive international and nonprofit sector experience to her role at the VCWA, having worked on policy and gender issues in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the VCWA, Patricia held multiple international positions, including work as a teacher and curriculum developer in Tanzania. While obtaining her master's degree she worked for both the United Nations on women’s issues, and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Food Security. 

A lifelong Vermonter, Patricia is an advocate for environmental conservation and passionate about human rights and the empowerment of women and girls. She has a Master’s degree in International Education from NYU and a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Vermont.