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Dr. Tracy Carson is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.  She currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Assistance, a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary equivalent, at the U.S. Department of State.  In this role, she is responsible for general management oversight of all phases of F’s work, with a specific focus on integration across all of F’s directorates.  Prior to this, she served as F’s Managing Director for Regional and Global Programs and coordinated the allocation of more than $35 billion in foreign assistance resources for the Department and USAID and advised on strategies, programming, resource decision-making, and F’s internal operations.  Dr. Carson has worked in F for more than a decade and notably served as F’s Regional Director for Africa.  Her Federal career has spanned various agencies and offices, including the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia; the Broadcasting Board of Governors; and the Department of Health and Human Services.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, and completed her masters and doctoral studies at Oxford University on a British Marshall Scholarship, where she focused on African History.

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