Sarah-Ann Lynch is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and was sworn as the Mission Director for USAID/Iraq in September 2013. Previous to her appoint as the USAID/Iiraq Mission Director she served Director of the Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs in USAID’s Middle East Bureau. She has been with the Agency since 1993, and has served overseas in Bangladesh, Peru, and Afghanistan. In Washington, she has served in the Bureaus of the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, as well as the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance and the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs. Prior to USAID, she worked in both international business and for a non-governmental organization before settling on a career in development. Ms. Lynch also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she taught English at the secondary level. Ms. Lynch is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and holds Masters Degrees from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and the National War College.
Last updated: November 13, 2013