Annie Miyako Prucey serves as the Vice President for Global Education at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh where she oversees innovative, internationally-focused programming efforts for Western Pennsylvania students and educators. Annie has more than twenty years of experience in international education, cross-cultural training, and nonprofit management. She joined the Council team in 1998 and has since launched a number of highly transformative initiatives and programs, such as the Global Leadership Certificate and Global Travel Scholarship Program. Most recently, Annie implemented the Global Fluency Training for Educators in collaboration with the Columbus Council on World Affairs. In addition, Annie has led educational tours to Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Austria through partnerships with the European Union and World Learning’s Experiment in International Living.
Before joining the World Affairs Council, Annie worked as a high school English teacher in Japan through the Japanese government’s Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme. Annie double-majored in International Relations/Business and Spanish at Grove City College, and studied in Sevilla, Spain. She is a graduate of the Leadership Development Initiative, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.
Annie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE); the Global Education Task Force of the World Affairs Councils of America; the Program Committee of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania; and the Local Arrangements Committee for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh; the Board of Trustees of the Community at Holy Family Manor; and the Community Advisory Committee of the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named Annie as one of “The Top 48 Making a Difference in Education,” and she is a Women and Girls Foundation “Celebrating Women Having a Global Impact Nominee.” Over the years, she has presented at various conferences and seminars regarding the importance of global education, and ways to shrink the global education gap in Pittsburgh.