Carmen is an international project manager with more than eight years' experience managing and developing activities funded by state government, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and State Department. She has extensive experience implementing Washington-based donor funded projects including leading client relations, quality control, technical excellence, operational compliance, and financial management. Her most recent engagement was serving as the Program Operations Manager on the USAID Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project, USAID’s flagship Private Sector Engagement (PSE) project.
She has technical and portfolio experience with education and youth, private sector engagement (PSE), organizational development, economic growth, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene). She has experience leading teams of home office, field staff and consultants on program operations, and technical activities including conducting Rapid Partnership Assessments (RPAs) to identify and conceptualize opportunities for projects to engage in shared value, and cross-sector partnerships.
She holds a B.A. from Florida International University and a Master of Public Administration from the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont. She is bilingual in English and Polish.