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Jesse Nickelson - VP Education and Programs
Jesse Nickelson is the Director of Youth and Community Initiatives at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  As Director, Dr. Nickelson oversees a portfolio of programs aimed at developing an understanding of Holocaust History, and developing moral and ethical leadership in youth leaders around the country.  In his current role he works with students, community groups, district leaders, school heads, and teachers to design implement and evaluate programming initiatives for the Museum. Before coming to the Museum, Dr. Nickelson worked for 16 years in the DC Public Schools.  Most recently, he was the Director of International Baccalaureate Programs and Director of Social Studies.  As Director of Social Studies, Dr. Nickelson played an instrumental role in helping establish Global Classrooms DC as a hallmark in DC Public Schools portfolio of programs.  As a teacher, he led student trips to Korea, China, and Ethiopia.  He was also a teacher participant in prestigious programs such as the Fulbright Memorial Fund Japan Teachers Program, The Korea Society Intercultural Outreach Award for study in Korea, and the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Teacher Fellowship to Israel. Dr. Nickelson holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from George Washington University, and bachelor' degree from Rollins College.  
 
Vision statement: The United Nations has played a vital role in strengthening international cooperation and collaboration in a world that faces many challenges.  The mission of the UN is more crucial than ever.  I have been inspired by the work UNA-NCA has done over the past several years to inspire people to learn more about the international issues that the UN is doing, and can do, to build a brighter future.  I look forward to serving UNA-NCA by helping to organize and support committee heads, aid in the process and communication of programs across UNA-NCA, and continue to work with the great people who volunteer their time to such a worthy cause.