Dr. Catherine Picard is Senior Associate with Tetra Tech/ARD’s Land Tenure and Property Sector. She is currently serving as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Capacity Building for a Responsible Minerals Trade (CBRMT) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Catherine has lived and worked throughout sub Saharan Africa for over 15 years, focusing on issues related to the intersection of natural resource conservation and development. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, she served for three years with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs where she covered conflict diamonds and minerals and the transboundary management of the Nile Basin. Prior to the State Department, Catherine spent five years in Chicago with the MacArthur Foundation where she was the Director of Administration and a Program Officer for cross cutting grants in international conservation and development. Catherine holds a Ph.D. in Political Ecology from Yale University, as well as a Masters and Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively.
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