Jamie Salazar has ten years of professional experience managing and implementing development projects in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Over the past eight years, she has been providing financial, administrative and compliance support to projects financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State and private sector foundations in sectors such as agriculture, governance, higher education, environmental, infrastructure and community development. Jamie has traveled to Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru to work with local teams to develop procedures for program management, start-up and close-out of projects, and engagement with beneficiaries and stakeholders. Currently, Jamie works at Palladium LLC as Program Manager for a USAID blended finance initiative in the Peruvian Amazon. She also volunteers as a board member for the Online Learning Initiative — a US-based NGO that focuses on improving learning by closing the gaps between curriculum and teaching practices in Guatemala. Jamie holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Jamie is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.