Ms. Mikaela Meredith assumed her position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan in August 2015.
As Mission Director for Azerbaijan, Ms. Meredith oversees USAID programs that support Azerbaijan's reform process by promoting competition and pluralism in the society, laying the foundations for a sustainable market-based democracy.
Prior to being named as Mission Director, Ms. Meredith served as the Deputy for the Agency’s Africa Ebola Unit. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs (2011-2013, 2014/15) and Director of the Office of East African Affairs (2010/11, 2013). She also served as Deputy Mission Director in Nigeria (2008-2010) and Yemen (2006-2008), and Supervisory General Development Officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (2002-2005).
Her USAID experience includes 8 years with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance where she was deployed on 8 Disaster Assistance Response Teams to respond to humanitarian and natural disasters in Iraq, Sudan, Kenya, and Bosnia.
She earned a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs in 1988, and a Bachelor’s degree from Union College in 1986.
Last updated: September 01, 2015