Meghan Burland is the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) deputy regional director for Asia and the Pacific. She brings over 10 years of experience developing, managing, and implementing democracy and governance programs in Asia. Before joining IFES in 2022, she worked at World Learning in their Mongolia field office, first as Chief of Party for a youth civic education and leadership program and later as Technical Advisor. Previously, she spent six years at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) managing democracy and governance programs in Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia, including the development of NDI’s party-to-party exchange programming in Vietnam and Laos and numerous collaborations with civil society organizations, political parties, and elected representatives across Asia. She previously supported the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program and served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Vietnam.
Meghan received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and history from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.