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Caitlin Welsh is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security (S/GFS) at the US Department of State. She assists in the coordination of all aspects of US diplomacy related to food security and nutrition, particularly in African countries. Her portfolio covers the US global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, and aspects of global donor coordination and accountability, including under the $22 billion L’Aquila Food Security Initiative (AFSI), the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), and the G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. She was a Presidential Management Fellow at the US African Development Foundation and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Caitlin holds an MPA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from the University of Virginia. She speaks Arabic and French.