Victoria Canavor, Program Director
Victoria Canavor joined the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance in March 2017. She comes to Georgetown University with deep experience working across sectors, industries and geographies. Prior to the Baker Center, Victoria served as Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of TechnoServe, a leading economic development organization dedicated to finding business solutions to poverty in Africa, Latin America and India. Among her duties at TechnoServe, Victoria led its Global Fellows Program, placing hundreds of top-tier management consultants and subject matter experts on development projects across the organization’s global footprint. Previously, Victoria worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting; at the National Democratic Institute, an international nonprofit that promotes democratic governance; and at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a political research and consulting firm. Victoria has her BA from Tufts University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. She lives in DC with her husband and three children, and provides volunteer services for Compass, a DC-area organization that delivers pro bono consulting services to promising local non-profits.
Meg Pursley, Graduate Assistant
Meg Pursley is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University and serves as Graduate Assistant to the Baker Center of Leadership and Governance. Meg moved to DC in 2009 after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Arkansas. Prior to enrolling in the McCourt School of Public Policy, Meg gained extensive experience in market research, social media, and project management as Product Marketing Manager for energy research at IHS Inc. Before working at IHS, she served as a Constituent Relations Specialist in the office of US Senator Blanche Lincoln. Meg is excited to tackle policy challenges while studying and working at Georgetown.
In addition to studying public policy, Meg enjoys volunteering in the DC community, trying new recipes, playing tennis, cheering on the Razorbacks, and indulging in her love of travel.