Mary Jo Halder
Manager, Training & Special Projects
As Manager of Training and Special Projects, Mary Jo manages the CBA Rapid Response team, providing technical assistance and training to Reporter members. She also assists with resource development and new project initiatives. Prior to joining CBA, Mary Jo taught American and International politics at the University of Northern Iowa. She then moved to Washington DC in 2014 to serve as a Kiva Zip fellow, assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in crowdfunding 0% interest business loans. Both experiences allowed her to pursue her interest in the intersection of financial inclusion, social innovation, and technology. Mary Jo holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.