Brooke A. Isham has been Mission Director for USAID/Iraq since September 2015. The USAID/Iraq portfolio focuses on humanitarian assistance, stabilization, decentralization, and economic reform.
Previously, Ms. Isham served as Mission Director for USAID/Azerbaijan, where she oversaw a portfolio of projects in democracy and governance and economic growth. Before Azerbaijan, Ms. Isham was posted in Afghanistan as Deputy USAID Mission Director, where her responsibilities included the USAID economic growth and infrastructure portfolios, as well as USAID field operations in Northern and Western Afghanistan. Ms. Isham also worked in Washington, D.C., as Director of the USAID Office of Food for Peace, and as Deputy USAID Mission Director in Sudan. She has also served in Jordan, Russia, Central Asia, and Mali for USAID, focusing on program management and program analysis.
Ms. Isham received a Ph.D. in commodity economics from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in applied economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics, both from Stanford University.
Last updated: November 10, 2016