Pauline Dolan has 17 years’ experience in nonprofit program management, primarily in the fields of education and environmental conservation. She also has six years’ experience as a consultant in multiple fields including: grant writing; training of trainers; staff capacity building; strategic planning; and program design, monitoring & evaluation.
Pauline resided and worked in East Africa from 1996–2016. For the past 12 years, she has served as the executive director of a nonprofit organization providing quality education to girls in Tanzania. Here, Pauline founded the organization, SEGA Ltd (Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement), in 2007. Today, SEGA serves more than 500 girls annually and employs more than 50 Tanzanian staff. As part of founding, developing and directing this organization, Pauline played the lead role in raising more than $2 million through four grants from USAID for construction of a girls’ boarding school that operates 100% on solar energy. During this time, she also co-founded and served as a Board member of Nurturing Minds, a US nonprofit that raises more than $1 million annually to support educational programs in Tanzania.
Before founding SEGA and Nurturing Minds, Pauline managed forest and marine conservation programs for CARE in Western Tanzania and Zanzibar and served as an independent consultant to CARE, working primarily in Tanzania, as well Lesotho and Burundi. Pauline also worked at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. and as a Fellow with CARE’s conservation programs in Uganda, supported by the University of Michigan Population, Environment Fellows Program.
Pauline holds a master’s degree in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro VT; her undergraduate degree is in Sociology from the University of Vermont. She resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and three dogs.