Prior to joining GSA, Lisa Ortiz served as Division Chief and Senior Economist at the US Agency for International Development where she oversaw, led, and conducted economic research and analysis across a broad range of topics. Most recently she served as Senior Advisor on Sudan’s economic transition. Her latest research focuses on the economic drivers of state fragility. Prior to joining the federal government as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Franklin and Marshall College. She holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Fordham University.



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