Senior Education Finance Specialist – USAID
Suezan is the Senior Education Finance Specialist in the Office of Education in the Economic Growth, Education and Environment Bureau at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In this role she provides the strategic education finance guidance to USAID’s $1 billion education portfolio, specifically with regard to public-private partnerships, public financial management and innovative financing mechanisms to further the education policy aim to achieve sustained, measurable improvements in learning outcomes and skills development. She is currently overseeing the $50+ million Catalyze EduFinance program. She has also served as the Deputy Basic Education Team Leader and chairperson of the USAID 2009-2011 Education Strategy Committee.
Previously, she has worked in the Office of Development Credit, as a financial risk analyst and was instrumental in the issuance of the largest bond issuance for Georgia. She has also worked at the International Finance Corporation in the education team and with the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, serving as the Legislative Affairs Liaison. Ms. Lee holds a Doctorate in International Education from Boston University and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from American University.
Suezan will be a panelist at the “Edu-Finance Innovation: Race to the bottom” panel.
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