Senior Advisor for Climate Change
Ann Vaughan is the senior advisor for climate change in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security at the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This bureau works with a host of partners to advance inclusive agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, water security, sanitation and hygiene in priority countries to help them accelerate and protect development progress, including against the impacts of climate change. Ann leads efforts to integrate climate change considerations across the bureau’s work and co-leads the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). Prior to joining USAID, Ann worked at Mercy Corps, served as a field officer for USAID in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a Congressional staffer working on foreign aid appropriations and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. She has her master’s in international development studies from George Washington University and undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.