Karin Orr, Program Director, Lecturer
Karin Orr is the Program Director for Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academics Programs MA in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management and the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Karin has worked in the non-profit sector for the past decade providing programmatic, managerial, and financial support to the sector. In her role as an advisor, she works with graduate students who aspire to found, manage, and operate their own nonprofit.Karin has worked as the Program Manager for the Counterpart International network (through the Social Sector Accelerator), a non-profit that has collaborated with local partners to build inclusive and sustainable communities worldwide for over 50 years. Before her position at Counterpart, she worked as the Deputy Director of The Advocacy Project, a small non-profit that supports community-based advocates worldwide. In this position, she had worked with over 40 different community-based organizations in South and East Asia, East Africa, Europe and Latin America. She has also worked in Latin America, including as a Peace Fellow for the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team, in El Salvador on a WASH program, and in Ecuador as an ESL instructor.Karin has an MA in International Policy with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is currently a doctoral student of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).