Carrie Stokes is the Chief Geographer at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), headquartered in Washington, DC. Carrie founded and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts with mapping and remote sensing expertise who provide critical insights to inform development decision-making around the world. Prior to starting the GeoCenter, Carrie led the international SERVIR program in a joint venture with USAID and NASA. SERVIR helps countries use satellite data and geospatial technology to address challenges related to climate, food security, health, water resources, and land use. Carrie has worked in international development, geospatial technology, and the environment for more than thirty years.