Bailey Dinman

Bailey is a rising senior at the University of Maryland, where she is working towards a B.A. in Government and Politics. Within her studies, Bailey has chosen to pursue joint minors in Public Leadership, and International Development and Conflict Management. Bailey has participated in the Global Fellows Program, a selective year-long program combining foreign policy seminars and academic internships. Bailey spent this past spring semester studying International Affairs in Paris, France, where she developed an understanding of global issues through a European perspective. Further, Bailey will spend her senior year in the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program, the University’s premiere undergraduate public policy training program, which provides opportunities to grow as ethical leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the decision-making process. In 2016, Bailey served as the UNA-USA Membership Intern at the UN Foundation, beginning her involvement in the organization. During her internship, Bailey provided support for UNA-USA's Annual Leadership Summit, executed advocacy efforts to push for increased support of the United Nations and humanitarian assistance for the ongoing refugee crisis through the creation of the ‘Adopt A Future’ initiative, and supported field operations for the chapter network of 22,000 members, including creating new materials for chapter leaders, producing membership reports, and conducting research on recruitment and retention of UN supporters. 

Following this internship, Bailey helped to strengthen and grow the new UNA Chapter at the University of Maryland. She served as Chapter President for two semesters, during which she increased chapter membership and successfully planned various UN advocacy events.  In 2017, Bailey worked at Freedom House as, first, the Multilateral Events Intern, then transitioning to the Temporary Program Associate for Emergency Assistance and Multilateral Events. Bailey’s portfolio largely focused on the planning of the civil society convening of the global biannual Community of Democracies ministerial meeting. In this role, Bailey interacted with global democracy advocates, and worked with activists and high-level U.S. officials to provide a forum for democracy promotion and open governance initiatives. Bailey will spend this upcoming summer as the Membership Leadership and Training Intern at Amnesty International, USA. 

Vision Statement:
As a member at large on the UNA-NCA Board of Directors, I hope to build upon my experience serving as the Student Representative by maintaining a strong relationship with fellow board members, and an active presence within the chapter at large. Further, I hope to continue to build relationships with local student leaders, and offer continued support to the incoming Student Representative. I hope to contribute my unique opinions as a young professional and a young woman during board meetings and discussions, and ensure that there is younger perspective to governance conversations.