Miguel Gonzalez, MIA, joined IIAD as a program coordinator for the education and outreach systems (EOS) portfolio in July 2016.
As program coordinator, Gonzalez works closely with the EOS theme leader, Heather Simmons, DVM, MSVPH, in designing and implementing international training programs to facilitate program goals for visiting scientists. He prepares and monitors budgets, implements timelines, updates training materials and delivers training sessions. Gonzalez also develops educational materials for the program and identifying prospective donors and fundraising efforts for the Institute’s international training programs.
Gonzalez came to IIAD from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, where he served as an international agricultural programs specialist. There, he managed food safety technical assistance and trade facilitation programs in Bangladesh, Colombia, North Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Central America.
Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration with a minor in Spanish from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Masters of International Affairs from the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a certified Project Management Professional®.