Alexandria Huerta, Ph.D., is a career United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Service officer. Prior to joining the faculty at Eisenhower, she served as the Senior Development Advisor in Fiji. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing donor engagement and coordination, strategic development, and monitoring and evaluation of USAID programs in six Pacific Islands countries. A development specialist with over 20 years of professional experience, she helped to open the first USAID program in Laos since 1976, and served tours in Afghanistan, Barbados, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before joining USAID in 2008, Dr. Huerta worked for World Vision as the agricultural specialist for the Africa Development Team. She was also a Peace Corps Agriculture Volunteer in Mali and the first Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Mozambique. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Communications from the University of Georgia, a M.S in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee, and a PhD in Agricultural Development and Extension Education from Purdue University.