Ethan Jenkins

Associate Program Officer & Fellowship Coordinator, IVLP @ Meridian
Ethan Jenkins

Ethan Jenkins joined Meridian’s staff in 2017.  He is currently an Associate Program Officer working on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the Meridian Center for Global Leadership (MCGL).  He was previously a Senior Program Associate on the IVLP Team as well as an intern in the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy (MCCD).  Additionally, Ethan was a Project Supervisor in Costa Rica with Amigos de las Américas, where he supervised American and Costa Rican high school students in an environmental sustainability-focused exchange program.  He holds a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Spanish Studies, as well as a certificate in Spanish Translation, from American University’s School of International Service.  Ethan has traveled extensively throughout South America, North/Central America, Europe, and Asia, and has full professional working proficiency in Spanish.