Deirdre LaPin, Ph.D, MPH, serves as an advisor to the Board of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Washington DC area. She was elected to PBK as an alumna member by Agnes Scott College in recognition of her post-graduate scholarly achievement. Dr. LaPin is a scholar and international development specialist with longstanding experience across academia, government, multilateral agencies, and the private sector. She has served as a diplomat for UNICEF in Benin and Somalia, for USAID’s Global Health Bureau, and as Community Development Manager for Shell in Nigeria. She is currently a consultant for the private sector and international development agencies on best practice social policy and investment.