Hilary Hambrick Taft is USAID’s Technical Specialist for Youth Issues in the Inclusive Development Hub. Hilary began her career in rural Guatemala as an educator at a community development center where she launched two social enterprises which still generate funds for the center’s scholarship program. Upon return to the US, Hilary worked with the Nashville, Tennessee Mayor’s office to start the city’s first summer youth employment program. Prior to joining USAID, she worked at Ashoka on the Global Partnerships Team supporting social entrepreneurs and country office business development. Hilary has an M.A. in International Development Studies from GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs and B.A. in International Business from Belmont University. Hilary lives in Northeast DC and loves going on jogs with her rescue pup, Bow. She drinks way too much coffee and enjoys listening to current event podcasts - please send any recommendations!