Cheri-Leigh Erasmus serves as the Programs and Learning Manager at the Accountability Lab, a nonprofit organization aimed at building a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. She graduated from Stellebosch University in South Africa with a BA in International Studies, and has spent a spent a decade in the international higher education and development arenas.
Since moving to the Washington, D.C. area in 2013 she’s been actively involved in numerous nonprofit organizations focused on education, immigration, and leadership development. Through her work in leadership development, she’s conceptualized and implemented leadership and skills development curricula for emerging leaders geared for careers in both the private and public sectors. In her current position, she’s part of a team working young leaders who are finding innovative ways to hold governments accountable in Nepal, Pakistan, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali, and South Africa.