“The world is changing rapidly – socially, technologically, and economically. As we young people learn and strengthen our resilience to these ever-changing forces, we will no longer be victims of their impact, but rather authors of the positive change we see around us.”
Hilary Hambrick Taft is USAID’s Technical Specialist for Youth Issues in the Inclusive Development Hub. Hilary began her career in rural Guatemala as an educator at a community development center where she launched two social enterprises which still generate funds for the center’s scholarship program. Upon return to the US, Hilary worked with the Nashville, Tennessee Mayor’s office to start the city’s first summer youth employment program. She also worked at Ashoka supporting social entrepreneurs and country office business development. Hilary has an M.A. in International Development Studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and B.A. in International Business from Belmont University.