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Teresa McGhie was sworn in as USAID's mission director in Angola in January 2012. In her first posting as mission director, she oversees programs supporting democracy and governance, local elections, economic growth and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).
McGhie most recently served as deputy mission director in Mozambique. Previously, she served as a regional legal adviser in Sudan, where she provided legal advice for USAID’s largest humanitarian program at the time and for the mission's complex development programs. She also served in the Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok, and the East Africa Regional Mission in Nairobi. She joined USAID in 2000 as a legal officer.
Prior to her foreign service career, McGhie was an associate attorney with Sidley and Austin in Washington, D.C., and with Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in New York City. She also served as the assistant director of the International Legal Studies Program and as director of the Summer Law Program in Chile for the Washington College of Law, American University.
McGhie holds a bachelor's in political science from Utah State University and a law degree from American University.
Last updated: June 27, 2014