Anupama Rajaraman

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Anupama Rajaraman
Mission Director

As USAID’s Mission Director in Colombia, Ms. Anu Rajaraman leads a team of more than 100 professionals and a diverse suite of projects to achieve a more stable, peaceful, and prosperous Colombia through inclusive governance and equitable growth.

Prior to assuming her duties as Mission Director in Colombia, Ms. Rajaraman led the USAID/Guatemala Mission to strengthen partnership with Indigenous Peoples and promote more inclusive, locally-led development models, while addressing the root causes of irregular migration. She has also served as the Agency’s USAID Forward Coordinator and lead on the Journey to Self-Reliance initiative. While serving in the U.S. Global Development Lab, Ms. Rajaraman led agency efforts to integrate science, technology, innovation, and private sector partnership into mission operations and programs. In India, Ms. Rajaraman helped transform USAID’s development model to better harness India’s entrepreneurship and innovation to strengthen development outcomes. Ms. Rajaraman also served previously in Colombia from 2007-11.

Ms. Rajaraman joined USAID as an Urban Management Fellow in 2001 and later as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2003. Raised on Galveston Island, Texas, she earned her BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and holds an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Last updated: September 19, 2022

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