For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Janina Jaruzelski was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Bolivia. Mark Feierstein, USAID’s Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, administered the oath of office.
As Mission Director, Ms. Jaruzelski will oversee USAID’s efforts in Bolivia, where the agency works with the national and local governments, the private sector, micro and small enterprises, and communities in the health and environment sectors. USAID’s programs support the Government of Bolivia’s National Development Plan, which aims to reduce poverty and create a more inclusive society.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, Ms. Jaruzelski has worked for USAID since 1995. From 2008-2012, Ms. Jaruzelski served as Mission Director for USAID's Regional Mission in Ukraine, where she oversaw all USAID programming in Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus. She also oversaw the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Threshold Country Programs for Ukraine and Moldova, which USAID managed on MCC's behalf. Prior to her assignment as Mission Director in Kiev, she served as Acting Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director and Regional Legal Advisor for USAID in Russia and Legal Advisor to the Europe and Eurasia Bureau of USAID in Washington D.C. Ms. Jaruzelski has also served in Egypt and Yemen.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Jaruzelski was Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, and served as Assistant Counsel to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and at Macmillan Publishing Company. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Foreign Service Association from 1995 to 1997. Ms. Jaruzelski has been awarded three Superior Honor Awards and numerous Meritorious Honor, performance and group awards.
Ms. Jaruzelski graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Last updated: April 10, 2013