Carla Koppell serves as USAID’s Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and as a senior advisor to the USAID Administrator. In that role, she leads US development assistance efforts to serve and empower women around the world. Previously, Koppell served as director of The Institute for Inclusive Security and the Washington, DC office of Hunt Alternatives Fund where she worked to ensure that peace processes around the world involve women and civil society. Earlier in her career, Koppell was senior adviser and, prior to that, interim director of the Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she authored “Preventing the Next Wave of Conflict: Understanding Non-Traditional Threats to Global Stability.” Ms. Koppell also served as deputy assistant secretary for international affairs at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and director of the USAID climate change program. She also worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Koppell received her M.A. in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and her B.A. from Cornell University.
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