Dr. Tracy Carson is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. She currently serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Assistance 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.