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Sarah Randolph | Manager for Program Monitoring 

Sarah Randolph currently serves as Manager for Program Monitoring.  In this role, she continuously monitors all grant-funded programs and proactively facilitates grant close-outs.

Ms. Randolph previously served as the Country Manager for Southeast Asia at USTDA, where she developed and managed the region's multi-million-dollar portfolio of infrastructure development activities in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.  Prior to her work managing the Southeast Asia portfolio, Ms. Randolph was a Manager for Global Programs at USTDA, responsible for developing, implementing, and managing procurement assistance programs under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative as well as implementing strategic policy initiatives.  Prior to joining USTDA’s Global Programs team, she served as Deputy Project Manager and Research Analyst for USTDA’s Research and Analysis Program Services contract with Ascendant Program Services, LLC, and she also served as a Project Analyst for USTDA’s East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eurasia portfolios.

Prior to her work in support of USTDA’s mission, Ms. Randolph was a Project Manager for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.  Ms. Randolph holds dual B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Taylor Hooks | Program Evaluation Manager

Taylor Hooks currently serves as USTDA’s Program Evaluation Manager for Middle East, Northern Africa Europe, Eurasia, East Asia, and Indo-Pacific regions. In this role, she measures the U.S. export and development impacts of USTDA’s funding commitments and advises program staff throughout the project life-cycle using evidence-based analysis and data visualization.

Prior to joining the Agency, she worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Global Health and Middle East Bureau's. Before USAID she worked as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she covered the Court of International Trade and other National Courts. Prior to that she held internships with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Budapest, U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Michigan House of Representatives.

Ms. Hooks holds a master’s degree in public policy from American University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and legal studies from Michigan State University.

Maria Wimsatt | Program Evaluation Manager

Maria Wimsatt currently serves as the Program Evaluation Manager covering the Latin America and Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa regions as well as the Worldwide programs, including the Global Procurement Initiative (GPI). In this role, she manages the data collection and assessment of the U.S. export and economic growth impacts of USTDA’s funding commitments and advises program staff throughout the project life-cycle using evidence-based analysis. Ms. Wimsatt is a member of USTDA’s Energy sector team and leads the Electricity Transmission & Distribution sub-sector team to keep up with U.S. industry and trade policy developments.

Before joining USTDA’s M&E team as a program evaluation manager, she evaluated USTDA programs as a contractor for the Agency. Prior to working with USTDA, Ms. Wimsatt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar supporting Community Economic Development. She holds a master of public policy degree from The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and a bachelor degree in marketing from the University of Louisville. 


The Office of Program Monitoring and Evaluation can be reached by phone, 703-875-4357, or email, evaluations@ustda.gov.

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