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Dechen Albero is Executive Director of Global Youth Connect. He previously served as Director of Learning Away at Bennington College and as a senior academic advisor and study abroad coordinator at Eugene Lang College where he worked on program development, curricular and recruitment initiatives more than doubling the number of students who study abroad.
Co-founder of the undergraduate program in Global Studies at The New School, Dechen developed the Rwanda summer abroad immersion experience and was the country director from 2013 - 2015. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Dechen served in Moldova (2005-07) where he directed the Gender, Youth and Development Program and was a consultant for non-governmental organizations.
He has also worked extensively in advocacy on behalf of low-income senior citizens, persons living with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and the LGBTQ community.
Dechen is currently completing his PhD in Politics at The New School for Social Research where his research focuses on conservative Christian identity, missionary work and the culture wars.
He holds an MPhil and MA in Politics from The New School for Social Research, an MA in Philosophy and Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Liberal Studies from Goddard College.