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Patricia Rader was sworn in as USAID mission director for Liberia in February 2011. Rader's long and diverse career with USAID includes serving as mission director in Kosovo and Macedonia, and as deputy mission director in Pakistan. Her overseas assignments have also included Tanzania.
In Washington, D.C., Rader served as the director of the program office in the Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Bureau. She also spent several years in the Bureau for Africa.
Rader has a master's from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.; a master's in international development from the Fletcher School, Tufts University in Boston; and a bachelor's in English and political science from the University of Connecticut.
Last updated: June 28, 2013