Carrie Oppenheimer

Director of Programs & Learning

Carrie is a key member of Reboot’s programs team, focusing on research, design, and implementation across projects. She engages communities as partners to strengthen international development and governance interventions.

A seasoned program manager, Carrie is ready to jump into just about any situation. She handled consular, political, and public affairs for the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. In this role, Carrie administered a fund for community-driven development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and managed the International Visitor Leadership Program and Fulbright-Schuman Program for the U.S. Mission to the European Union to strengthen transatlantic collaboration. At the International Organization for Migration, she designed and managed projects with a network of global partners to support family reunification and migrant integration in Europe.

No matter where life takes her, Carrie enjoys investing in youth. At the International Rescue Committee, she provided training to migrant youth to support their transition to life in the United States. As a university lecturer in political science, she challenged students to critically engage with the world around them. Carrie also supported youth-driven peace initiatives on the board of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.

At the University of Minnesota, Carrie focused on global studies and Spanish. She holds a Master of International Educational Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Carrie calls both Minnesota and The Netherlands home and returns often, primarily to play with her nieces and nephews. Having tackled Spanish and French, she is currently learning Dutch with help from her very patient husband.