Transition Advisor, USAID Office of Transition Initiatives
MA, The Fletcher School
Sara Reckless currently serves as a Transition Advisor with
the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of
Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI). With expertise in assistance efforts
to address conflict and transitions in the Middle East, South Asia, North and
West Africa, and Europe, she has advised the U.S. government
at multiple levels on countering violent extremism, supporting political
transitions, and stabilization. In
her recent experience with USAID/OTI, Ms. Reckless served as policy lead and is
a co-author of the Stabilization Assistance Review. She also developed the
policy framework for USAID’s new Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Bureau. She
began her career working on foreign affairs and defense issues at the U.S.
Senate and the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Ms. Reckless holds a Master's
international relations from The Fletcher School and B.A. in conflict studies
from DePauw University.