Since March 2020, Dennis Mello has been the Director of the Women Empowered (WE) Savings Group Program at Global Communities, having held various roles with WE since 2014. In this role, he leads technical and programmatic support for all aspects of savings groups programming, including women empowerment, male engagement, life skills, business skills, digital financial capability, and inclusion.
Before joining Global Communities, Dennis worked in various project management roles as a U.S. Air Force Officer and construction manager. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Vanuatu.
Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has a master’s degree in International Economic Development from the University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy.