Morgan Simpson

Chief of Party

Morgan Simpson is the Chief of Party for Democracy International (DI) for the USAID-funded Community Resilience Initiative in Trinidad and Tobago. A specialist in peacebuilding and resilience programs worldwide, Ms. Simpson has held a number of positions for DI. Most recently, Ms. Simpson served as Deputy Director of Programs, providing managerial and technical guidance and oversight for DI’s overseas programs and analytical services. Before that headquarters position, she spent two years in Juba as the Civic Engagement Program Manager for DI’s South Sudan project, which builds CSO capacity, fosters civic education and participation, and supports CSO advocacy and peacebuilding efforts. In prior years, she supported programs and assessments across DI’s DRG portfolio. Before rejoining DI, Ms. Simpson coordinated the training department in Querétaro state for Crea Comunidades de Emprendedoras Sociales, a civil society organization advancing women’s empowerment in Mexico. She also worked in multiple M&E-focused positions for Management Systems International in Mexico and implemented projects for a number of social justice organizations in the U.S., the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Ms. Simpson holds an M.A. in Development Management and Policy from Georgetown University and la Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires, a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a concentration in Africana Studies from Williams College, and a Certificate in English-Spanish Translation Studies from the University of Chicago. She is fluent in Spanish.

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