Angela Pashayan

NGO Founder, Yoga of Devotion, Washington, African-American/USA
Angela Pashayan
NGO Founder, Yoga of Devotion, Washington, African-American/USA

Angela has over 10 years of experience managing international programs to reduce poverty, increase self empowerment, and encourage economic sustainability through entrepreneurship. Currently a PhD student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angela studies political science and international relations. She graduated with honors from Norwich University with a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy with a minor in international commerce. Her undergraduate degree is from UCLA in psychology, having also studied at Richmond University in London, England.

Angela’s strengths are in diplomacy, team management and strategic development of place-based programs using local assets. A hard worker, committed to the causes of the human condition, she creates programs that are effective on multi-levels, including overall well being. Angela has worked in Indonesia, Australia, South America, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, India, the United States, and recent years in Africa. She was a guest speaker in July 2017 at GW University’s Elliot School of International Affairs on behalf of a special summer program for The Osgood Institute. Her subject was “Nascent Kenya, Nascent World”, on program management in Kenya and Vision 2020-30 initiatives for Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations.


She has taught and presented globally on topics relating to well being and poverty reduction, and humanitarian projects in each country along the way. Her hands-on projects have touched the lives of over 7,000 people in Peru, India, Nepal, Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Indonesia, and the United States.



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