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Patricia Preston

After working on policy and gender issues in the US and abroad, Patricia returned to her home state to lead the Vermont Council on World Affairs. Patricia brings extensive international experience combined with nonprofit sector expertise to her role at  the VCWA.


Prior to returning to Vermont, Patricia held multiple international positions, including work as a teacher and curriculum developer in Tanzania. Patricia worked for both the United Nations on women’s issues and the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Food Security.


She is also the Founder of a nonprofit that provides nutrition and hygiene education to children in rural Guatemala. Patricia is a strong advocate for environmental conservation and has a strong passion for human rights and empowerment of women and girls.