Cecilia believes that collaboration among stakeholders is critical for solving complex development challenges. Since 2017, she has advised organizations such as the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development and the United Nations Development Programme, among others, on how to create partnerships with the private sector, and how to build staff skills necessary for effective collaboration. Cecilia spent 7 years at USAID as a Senior Partnerships Advisor, focusing on local partnerships, building internal collaboration capacity, and on supporting the partnership-building process at the country level. While at USAID she advised other institutions on private sector engagement, including established and emerging bilateral donors, multiple US Government agencies, the Government of Mexico and the African Union.
She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ms. Brady is fluent in Thai and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of French, Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese.