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Carrie Hessler-Radelet


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Carrie Hessler-Radelet has served as the nineteenth director of the Peace Corps since 2014. Prior to this, she served as the agency’s acting director and deputy director from 2010 to 2014. Over her career, she has worked in public health, focusing on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. Hessler-Radelet has also helped forge strategic partnerships, such as Let Girls Learn, a collaboration with Michelle Obama, and the Global Health Service Partnership. Previously, Hessler-Radelet served as vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow Inc., a global public-health organization. She was also involved in establishing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and served as a primary author of PEPFAR’s first strategic plan. Hessler-Radelet holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Boston University and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.