U.S. Agency for International Development
Megan Rapp is an investment officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she was selected as a 2011 Presidential Management Fellow. She designs and structures Development Credit Authority (DCA) loan guarantees in West Africa. This involves selection of target borrowers and partner financial institutions, performance of risk assessments, and negotiation and execution of final agreements.
Previously, Ms Rapp worked as a consultant for the West Africa regional office of the United Nations Development Program; as a consultant for the United Nations Environment Program, initiating a program for fuel-efficient cook stoves in Haiti; as a teacher for Teach for America in Miami-Dade, Florida, and for the NEGES Foundation in Leogane, Haiti. She completed a BA in economics and French, magna cum laude, from Baylor University, including an honors thesis on microfinance in Haiti, Brazil, and Bangladesh; and a masters of international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She also studied economics and French at the American Business School and Université de Paris-Sorbonne.