I am Marc Shaffer, a Validation Officer on CAF America’s Grant Services team. I manage CAF America’s Due-Diligence Only programs and provide grant validation services.
Before joining CAF America in early 2021, I completed a master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics, authoring a thesis about how non-profits and non-governmental organizations can best help queer communities around the world through centering local cultural understandings of queerness. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked as a research assistant at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
I graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s in international politics and a certificate in international development. I am certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Outside of work, I like to spend time cooking for others, watching and talking about movies, and occasionally doing some creative writing.