Project Development Associate
"I joined LEO because I saw firsthand as a partner agency the impact of LEO's research on our ability to share how we were truly turning the tide on poverty through our services. I have dedicated my life to serving those in poverty and connecting people to missions they care about. I am excited to join LEO in being a force for good and helping other organizations learn and grow through partnership."
As Project Development Associate, Missi is responsible for identifying and vetting organizations who are fighting poverty with creative and effective programs, ultimately facilitating their entry into the research pipeline. Before coming to LEO, Missi spent 13 years at Catholic Charities Fort Worth working in Refugee Services and Fund Development. Missi received her BS in English Education from Blue Mountain College and MA in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.