Elizabeth SalazarSenior Technical Advisor for Economic Opportunities United States
Elizabeth joined IYF in 2021. As Senior Technical Advisor for Economic Opportunities, she provides technical leadership for IYF’s strategic objectives and support to projects and business development in the areas of economic growth, livelihoods, workforce development, women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurship. Elizabeth has 15 years of experience supporting and managing international development programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in the areas of economic growth and livelihoods, food security and agriculture, and gender equity and women’s empowerment. Beyond technical assistance and management, her experience also encompasses qualitative research, including leading gendered value chain analyses, gender analyses, and assessments. Prior to joining IYF, she was a Technical Specialist at the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA (NCBA CLUSA), supporting economic opportunity, cooperative business development, and resilience programming. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and Social Justice from Drew University.