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Carrie Filipetti currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Prior to this position, Carrie served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN), where she advised U.S. Ambassador Nikki R. Haley on issues related to counterterrorism, the Middle East, and the Western Hemisphere. Carrie spent five years at The Paul E. Singer Foundation, where she served as Director of Portfolio Management. In this capacity, Carrie oversaw the Foundation’s transition from a one-person relationship-driven organization to a national leader in strategic philanthropy. Also in her capacity as Director of the Foundation, Carrie served as a Senior Advisor and co-founder of Start-Up Nation, a Tel-Aviv based non-profit that seeks to connect the world with Israeli innovation.

In her spare time, Carrie competes in obstacle course races and is the social coordinator for Washington, D.C.’s 5th Service Platoon in The Mission Continues, a non-profit focused on empowering veterans to continue service to their communities. She also volunteers at the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department, where she is beginning training to become an EMT and firefighter.

Carrie was the Cochran Family Jefferson scholar and an Echol’s scholar at the University of Virginia, where she graduated with a degree in Religious Studies in 2011.

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