Agricultural Economist & Agricultural Marketing Advisor
U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Food Security, Office of Market and Partnership Innovations
Gloria Kessler is an Agricultural Economist & Agricultural Marketing Advisor in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security in the Office of Market and Partnership Innovations, and has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She manages USAID’s Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee program, Coffee and Cocoa Price Risk Management Landscape Assessment work, and serves as the USAID Activity Manager for the World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture program, in addition to providing technical support to USAID missions.
Gloria has provided technical expertise on agricultural market development through field work in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Latin America/Caribbean region on the Agriculture team at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), as a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank, as a Leland Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and a consultant at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).