INT Staff

INT Staff at the U.S. Institute for Peace
The International Affairs Team at the U.S. Institute for Peace

Office of International Affairs

Karen Senhadji is the Director of the Office of International Affairs (INT) at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and leads the three divisions of the office in facilitating, supporting, and coordinating DOI international activities to advance DOI’s mission and support complementary U.S. foreign policy priorities.

Policy Division

David Downes is Chief of the Policy Division in the Office of International Affairs (INT), leading a team that coordinates and represents the Department on cross-cutting international issues as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation with foreign countries and international institutions.  

Ryan Close is a Senior Policy Advisor, coordinating and advising on policy relating to Canada, Europe, the Arctic, and Antarctica.

Brooke Hobbie is a Senior Policy Advisor and serves as the Policy Division’s specialist on issues relating to the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, as well as work with international institutions and cross-cutting issues, such as trade policy.

Passports Division

Tiffany Cephas is a certified Passport agent who processes all official passport requests and renewals for bureau international travelers as well as visa requests.

Crystal Franklin is a certified Passport agent who processes all official passport requests and renewals for bureau international travelers as well as visa requests.

Technical Assistance Division

Barbara Pitkin is the Chief of the INT Technical Assistance Division and manages the Department’s International Technical Assistance Program (DOI-ITAP).

Cynthia Perera is the Deputy Chief of the Technical Assistance Division and the Team Lead for DOI-ITAP’s Latin America and the Caribbean portfolio.

Travel and Budget Team

Kaimy Marks is the Senior Budget Analyst fir DOI-ITAP.

Tabitha Anderson is a Travel Coordinator for DOI-ITAP.  

Jamie Geisler is a Travel Coordinator for DOI-ITAP. 

Africa and Europe

Ethan Taylor is the Team Lead for the Africa and Europe portfolio. 

​Patricia Bickley is a Senior Project Manager for DOI-ITAP’s Africa and Europe portfolio. 

Olivia Anton is a Project Manager for DOI-ITAP's Africa and Europe portfolio. 

Asia and Pacific Islands and the Arctic

Jason Riley is acting Team Lead and a Senior Project Manager for DOI-ITAP’s Asia and Pacific Islands and the Arctic portfolio.

Peter Fricke is a Senior Project Manager for DOI-ITAP’s Asia and Pacific Islands and the Arctic portfolio.

Bethany Matula is a Project Manager for DOI-ITAP's Asia and Pacific Islands and the Arctic portfolio.

Julia Welch an Assistant Project Manager for DOI-ITAP's Asia and Pacific Islands and the Arctic portfolio.

Energy and Middle East 

Colleen Castle is the Team Lead for DOI-ITAP’s Energy and Middle East portfolios. 

Olivia Sierra is a Senior Project Manager for DOI-ITAP’s cross-regional energy initiatives.

Kossivi Amegan is a Project Manager for DOI-ITAP, providing support across the portfolio, with an emphasis on DOI-ITAP’s work in Morocco.  

Latin America and the Caribbean

Cynthia Perera is the Deputy Chief of the Technical Assistance Division and the Team Lead for DOI-ITAP’s Latin America and the Caribbean portfolio and DOI-ITAP's Communications Program.

Christina Kish is a Senior Project Manager for DOI-ITAP's Latin America and the Caribbean portfolio.

Juan Diego Hernandez is an Assistant Project Manager for DOI-ITAP's Latin America and the Caribbean portfolio and Communications Program.

 

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