Mary Prakas was the program assistant for the Millennium Leadership Program at the Atlantic Council. In this role, Prakas orchestrates programming for the Millennium Fellowship and the Young Global Professionals Program. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Prakas conducted business development projects for a social enterprise start-up in the United Kingdom; headed independent research for a grassroots nonprofit in Uganda; advocated against human trafficking and police brutality across Eastern Africa with an international human-rights nonprofit; and assisted in senatorial fundraising efforts in Washington, DC. Prakas holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Edinburgh, with a focus in Africa and gender relations, as well as a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in nonprofit organizational management from the University of Florida.