Anna Mecagni brings over 20 years of experience supporting the inclusive development of marginalized populations around the world. She most recently served as the Chief of Program Operations at AmeriCorps, a U.S. government agency that tackles the country’s most pressing problems through national service and volunteerism. Previously, she led program strategy and design at Women for Women International (WfWI), an NGO that supports women survivors of war through a gender-transformative graduation program focused on social and economic empowerment. Previously, Ms. Mecagni managed USAID-funded civil society and peacebuilding programs with FHI 360 focused on supporting community-led development activities, the organizational and technical development of local NGOs and engaging young people as positive agents of change. Ms. Mecagni started her career working on issues of forced migration and refugee rights both abroad and in the U.S. with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), World Relief, Human Rights First and Catholic Charities. She earned her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Mecagni has lived and worked in Chad, Burundi, Mozambique and Senegal and she speaks French.