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Profiles in Development

April Raphiou
April Raphiou

Even while working as a communications professional for state and local government, April Raphiou knew she wanted her career to be broader in scope. While pursuing her Ph.D. in mass communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, she also earned a certificate in International Development Policy (IDP) from DCID. She is currently working as a summer intern with FHI 360, a global human development organization based in Durham.


“The IDP certificate opened up another door for me,” she said. “It has equipped me with the contextual tools that I need, so that whether I’m working in communications or another area, I understand the key issues in international development.”