Elizabeth Cutler

Elizabeth Cutler is a foreign aid professional with over seven years of experience. As a contractor for the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (F) at the State Department, she coordinates U.S. foreign aid for a diverse portfolio including gender and women’s issues, international organizations, and democracy and human rights. In her previous roles at DAI, she supported several USAID-funded development projects addressing economic growth and local governance issues. While at DAI, Elizabeth spent time in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan training locally hired staff and led the closedown of a mobile money project in the Philippines.

Elizabeth received her MA in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University. While in graduate school, she interned for the Stimson Center and the Washington, DC offices of Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Joe Sestak. She graduated cum laude from Occidental College with a BA in Politics and a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth is also on the Board of Directors for the global nonprofit Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. When not trying to solve foreign policy challenges one way or another, she performs with local improv troupes, including D.C’s all-Spanish improv troupe, Sábado Picante.

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