Lauren Reese is an Associate with DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States, where she provides operational and financial management support to stabilization programming. Currently, she supports a governance program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She also contributes to CS3 business development efforts, helping to ensure proposals reflect the expertise of DAI in delivering innovative and impactful programming in complex environments. With DAI, Lauren previously served as a Senior Project Associate for the USAID Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative. Based in Monrovia, she led the project’s learning and communications activities, co-created grant activities with civil society organizations and government entities, and facilitated civil society capacity assessments.

Lauren has contributed to evaluations of conflict management and security sector reform programming in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Lake Chad Basin Region through positions with Partners Global and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. Her professional background also includes experience in private sector government relations and communications.

  • M.A., international politics and security, American University
  • B.A., sociology and justice & peace studies, Georgetown University