Ricki Schoen

SMARTlab Research Administrator/Exec Assistant


Ricki has recently joined the SMARTlab team at University College Dublin as Executive Assistant/Graduate Research Administrator, after spending the last 12 years in the Dublin office of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD). The IICD was established by the Good Friday Agreement in 1997 to deal with the issue of paramilitary weapons; as part of her role with the Commission she was awarded an MBE in 2007. She completed her Masters Degree in European Economic and Public Affairs at UCD after having done a business diploma in Switzerland in the early 1990s and a 4-Year BA in Geography at the University of Winnipeg in the mid-1980s. She was born in Switzerland and has lived in Germany, England, Austria and Canada; she has made Ireland her home since she moved here to do her Masters in 1991.
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