J. Andreas Hipple is senior program advisor with Arbor Philanthropy, working primarily with the GHR Foundation on its Inter-Religious Action initiative and with the Better Way Foundation on early childhood development in Tanzania and the United States. Prior joining Arbor in 2011, he was the director of programs for the Washington, DC-based Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, where he directed a multi-million dollar program – including significant support from GHR – that mobilized thousands of Muslim and Christian religious leaders in Nigeria to teach their congregations about malaria prevention and treatment. Previous experience includes consulting on international development, evaluation, and program design for a range of clients.
Andreas was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin for two years and began his career as an analyst for an investment consultancy in Minneapolis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton College and earned his master’s degree in international relations with honors from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating on conflict management and African studies. He has completed all but the dissertation for his Ph.D. from SAIS.