Monica Stein-Olson was appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator for Management in July 2011. Previously she served as faculty member of the National War College, and before that spent five years as Mission Director, USAID/Morocco.
Her overseas work includes USAID/Russia, Tanzania, Burundi, the Philippines, and Mali, where her responsibilities on behalf of the agency primarily included financial controls and management.
Before joining USAID, Ms. Stein-Olson served at a number of distinguished institutions including the Brookings Institute and the Middle East Institute. Her experience also includes teaching English in Japan, China, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Thailand and Syria, Jordan, Egypt and the West Bank.
In a previous life, Ms. Stein-Olson worked in the private sector for Hewlett-Packard and IBM. She is the recipient of numerous performance awards, including most recently a Presidential Performance Award (2009).
She holds an MBA from the University of Arizona and a B.S. from the University of Illinois. Fluent in French, she is an avid runner, and has been featured in Runners’ World Magazine.
Last updated: January 25, 2013