Officially In: Paige Alexander to USAID/EUR

Loading an 18-wheeler full of USAID wool blank...Image by simminch via FlickrOn September 23, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Paige Alexander to be USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Paige Alexander is currently the Senior Vice President at IREX, an international nonprofit development organization that supports educators, journalists and community leaders in over 100 countries.  Prior to joining IREX in 2001, Ms. Alexander served for eight years in a number of positions with the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, including as acting Deputy Assistant Administrator.  Alexander’s other notable positions include serving as Associate Director of Project Liberty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and as a Consultant to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Open Society Institute in Prague. Ms. Alexander currently serves on the Boards of the Basic Education Coalition and the Project on Middle East Democracy.

Ms. Alexander holds a B.A. from Tulane University.

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