Officially In: Carrie Hessler Radelet to Peace Corps

On November 9, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carrie Hessler Radelet to be Deputy Director of the United States Peace Corps. The WH released the following official bio:

Carrie Hessler Radelet is the Director of the Washington, DC office of John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc, a global public health organization, where she oversees the management of programs in more than 30 countries. She has worked in the field of public health for the past two decades, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health, working in more than 25 countries around the world. She was a Johns Hopkins Fellow with USAID in Indonesia and assisted the Indonesian government to develop its first national AIDS strategy. She later assisted in the development of the strategy for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Ms. Radelet was a Board member of the National Peace Corps Association and served on the steering committee for the US Coalition for Child Survival. She was the founder of Special Olympics in The Gambia. Ms. Radelet served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa, where she taught high school and helped design a national public awareness campaign on disaster preparedness.

Ms. Radelet received her B.A. from Boston University and her Master’s in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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