Saharah Moon Chapotin

Saharah Moon Chapotin
Deputy Assistant to the Administrator

Saharah Moon Chapotin serves as Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. She previously served as Division Chief for Research in BFS, where she oversaw the implementation of the Feed the Future Research Strategy, a key effort under the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and launched the Feed the Future Innovation Lab portfolio with U.S. universities. Saharah Moon joined USAID in 2006 as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and subsequently served as a Biotechnology Advisor with a focus on South Asia.

Prior to joining the agency, Saharah Moon completed fellowships at Iowa State University and the National Academies working on issues of biosafety policy, scientific communication and national security. Earlier in her career she conducted forest ecology and canopy biology research throughout the U.S. and in Madagascar and Costa Rica.

Saharah Moon holds a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Harvard University and a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.

Last updated: August 17, 2015

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