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Ileana Resendez, M.S., M.P.A.

Director of Strategy, Innovation, and Learning

Ileana Resendez

Ileana Resendez

Ileana Resendez has over two decades of experience in impact measurement and management, social research, and project management in international development and humanitarian assistance. She joined The Carter Center in January 2023 and oversees the implementation of the strategy plan 2022-2027, innovation and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). Prior to joining The Carter Center, Resendez led the MEL departments of Heartland Alliance International and CLAC/Fairtrade. She also worked for Heifer International, where she positioned Heifer International as an early adopter of the living income methodology across the agricultural development sector. She has led evaluations in Latin America, the Caribbean, East Africa, Asia, and the Middle East-North Africa region. Resendez has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tec de Monterrey, a master’s degree in public administration, and a Master of Science in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a project management professional through the Project Management Institute and completed an executive program in social impact strategy with the Center for Social Impact at the University of Pennsylvania. She is completing a micromaster program in data, economics, and development policy with JPAL/MIT.

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