Kevin O'Dell MSc
6. Migration and Development
Kevin's duties at UNU-MERIT involve assisting the Head of Migration Studies with dissemminating migration information to broad audiences via YouTube. This process encompasses collaborating on scripts, editing videos, and promoting them to the general public. In addition to this outreach work, Kevin has conducted research on remittance effects, return & reintegration, and COVID-19 effects on migrants. He also tutors Public Policy in the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
Prior to joining UNU-MERIT's staff, Kevin interned for the institute in 2018 before returning to Charleston, SC to complete his dual bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Studies (Summa Cum Laude, 2019). During his undergraduate studies, Kevin worked for the College of Charleston in multiple tutoring and teaching capacities. Furthermore, he volunteered for the National High School Model United Nations Conference (NHSMUN) and completed his 4-year tenure with the conference by serving as Co-Chief of Staff in 2019. He then returned to UNU-MERIT to complete his double MSc in Public Policy & Human Development with a focus on Migration Studies (Cum Laude, 2020).