Anastasia Thatcher teaches Private Sector Models of International Development at the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy. She has 17 years of experience working with social and non-profit sectors and has helped to design more than twenty multi-stakeholder partnerships -- across health, nutrition, agricultural livelihoods, water and gender. She works primarily with international NGOs, UN agencies, faith-based organizations and multi-national companies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Currently she serves as the Lead for Private Sector Engagement within a global nonprofit consulting practice serving 140+ international development organizations. Prior to consulting, she managed strategic forecasting within public sector healthcare, serving low income citizens in NY, NJ, and RI, and also spent four years as a social researcher, designing and implementing academic and citizen surveys. Outside of academic and professional life, she is an active volunteer and board director for Global Potential. This youth development nonprofit headquartered in New York City helps 500 at-risk teens in 6 countries each year transition to higher education and become change-makers and leaders in their own communities. She holds a bachelors in Economics from University of Virginia and an MBA in International Business from New York University. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.