Miriam Frost

Program Manager, USAID Office of Transition Initiatives

Miriam Frost is a DC-based foreign policy professional who specializes in democracy, human rights, and governance in the African context. In her current role, she is Program Manager with the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) where she oversees programming to support a more peaceful and democratic Ethiopia. Prior to joining OTI, Miriam was a West Africa Program Officer with the International Republican Institute. In this capacity, Miriam managed programming aimed at strengthening democratic and political institutions in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal. Miriam has also had professional experiences with the Brookings Institution, Search for Common Ground, the Armed Conflict Location & Events Data Project, and Save the Children. Her analysis has been published in a variety of outlets, including The Hill, The Mail and Guardian, and African Arguments. Miriam spent five years in Senegal and the West Africa region and maintains professional fluency in French. She received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations and French from the University of Rochester.