Katrina P.

Master's DegreeRensselaer Polytechnic Institute

South Africa


Senior leader with extensive experience engaging at Ministerial and White House levels across the U.S., Africa, and Middle East to shape policy, drive forward national programs and build international partnerships. Expertise in energy and humanitarian initiatives, USAID programs and grant implementation, strategy and program leadership and management. • Lead USAID's Power Africa “Beyond the Grid” program and “Smart Communities Coalition”, managing 19 Field Advisors across Africa while creating and implementing high-profile refugee effort in collaboration with Mastercard and other key partners. • Provide technical and strategic leadership across range of U.S. and international energy related programs, engaging at Ministerial level to shape policy and influence Memorandums of Understanding. • Demonstrate deep awareness of political challenges and sensitivities in Africa, driving forward ambitious programs while demonstrating ability to navigate complex environments & issues.


  • africa
  • climate change
  • international development
  • usaid
  • development
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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