Sheila Roquitte

Deputy Mission Director, USAID Kenya and East Africa

Sheila Roquitte is the Deputy Mission Director of USAID Kenya and East Africa. Prior to this she was the Director for the Agricultural Research & Policy Office at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Roquitte managed the Research, Human & Institutional Capacity Development, and Policy divisions within the Bureau for Food Security. Her office overseed the majority of USAID food security investments that are made through U.S. Universities and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers. As a career Foreign Service Officer, Ms. Roquitte has worked with USAID since 1999, posted in Washington, Africa, and Asia. Most recently, she served as the Sr. Resilience Advisor for Asia based in Bangkok. Before coming to USAID, Ms. Roquitte worked for the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government as well as for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, consulted for Fortune 500 companies, and ran a grassroots NGO. Ms. Roquitte holds a B.A. in Economics & Mathematics from Northwestern University, and an M.P.A. in Economic Development from Princeton University.