Madelyn Swift Cunningham is an international project manager in EDC’s International Development Division. She comes to EDC from the Education Commission, where she worked on teams translating research into action, increasing financing for education, and bringing together education donors to coordinate aid more effectively.

Previously, Cunningham worked at the Brookings Institution, where she did research into financing for development and oversaw the Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty. She also worked at the National Association of Independent Schools and the Social Progress Imperative.

Cunningham has a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in International Trade and Investment Policy from George Washington University.