Greg Olson was born and grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. He completed undergraduate studies in cultural anthropology in Minnesota and first came to Egypt as a graduate teaching fellow at AUC, where he graduated with an MA in linguistics. After working for several years as a teacher in the Arabian Gulf, Greg returned to the U.S. to do an MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He then worked for the U.S. Peace Corps in Yemen and on later on development programs throughout the Middle East, East Africa, and South Asia. In Egypt, he has worked on USAID-funded projects in Cairo, Alexandria, North Sinai, the Red Sea and Upper Egypt in tourism, livelihoods, agriculture, water & sanitation, and education with additional experience in contract and grant management/administration, project start-up and close-out and monitoring, evaluation and learning. Based in Cairo, Greg enjoys weekly walks in historic Cairo with friends and is a volunteer for Friends of the American Cemetery, an informal organization which seeks to restore the historic American Cemetery in Old Cairo. Greg is delighted to be joining ARCE as the Administrative Officer on the Cultural Heritage II project.
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