Cierra DePalmo works on the Programs team as a Senior Programs Associate. She oversees the Classroom Resource Enrichment Grants, the MEOC Educator Book Awards, and the Arabic Honor Society. She also helps to advance QFI’s programming in the UK and Germany.
Prior to joining QFI in 2018, Cierra worked as a Legislative Intern at the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Joe Kennedy III. There, she focused on legislative research projects and providing constituent services. She also spent a semester working as a Communications Intern at the Bipartisan Policy Center, as well as a summer serving as an undergraduate Mentorship Advisor at American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies.
Cierra studied Arabic language and International Relations at American University, graduating with dual concentrations in Foreign Policy and the Global Economy.