Beverly Watson

Beverly Watson

Director of the Scholars Program

Beverly is the Director of the Scholars Program at King Philanthropies, where she is responsible for leadership development and community building for all Scholars in the Global Scholars programs. She brings over twenty years of leadership experience working in a combination of fields, including international development, education, law and business.

Previously, she held leadership positions in educational organizations, including: Chief Operating Officer of XQ Institute, a foundation dedicated to transforming high school in the United States, and Vice President of Relationship Management of Laureate Education, an international network of universities with over 1 million students across twenty-eight countries. Previously, Beverly was the Founder and CEO of Global Imprints LLC, a company designed to empower communities and individuals to address pressing global issues through meaningful interactions and strategic international exchanges. Beverly’s other career highlights include Associate Country Director for Mozambique for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. corporation founded in 2004, whose mission is to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth; Project Development and Finance Associate at the law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City; and Director of Schools Division for, an internet start-up that helped high school students in the college application process.

Beverly graduated with a B.S. degree in foreign service from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She was a three-time exchange student in Brazil during high school, college, and law school. She is fluent in Portuguese.

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