With 20 years of development experience, Ms. Kendra Schoenholz is the Mission Director for USAID/Guinea and Sierra Leone. Before coming to Guinea, Ms. Schoenholz studied at the National War College, earning a Master's degree in national security strategy. In her prior overseas assignment, Ms. Schoenholz served as the Deputy Mission Director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In this role, she provided strategic-level programmatic direction and operational oversight for $600 million of development and humanitarian assistance in the DRC. Ms. Schoenholz has also served in Senegal, Iraq, Sudan (now South Sudan), Thailand, Afghanistan, and Cambodia, first as an Auditor with the Office of Inspector General and then as a Controller in the Office of Financial Management. Prior to USAID, Ms. Schoenholz worked for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services as well as Deloitte and Touche, LLP. In addition to the Master's degree in national security strategy, Ms. Schoenholz holds a Master's degree in accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in linguistics.