Naomi Rasmussen is the Deputy Director of Programs for Democracy International. In this role, she supports the implementation of DI’s overseas programs, providing managerial and technical guidance and oversight. Previously for DI, she provided logistical, administrative, and technical support for its programs in Afghanistan, which included electoral reform, election observation, and anti-corruption. She also supported business development operations globally and the implementation of other overseas programs, including DI’s 2014 observation of the constitutional referendum in Egypt.
Before joining DI, she worked with GRM International (now Palladium) as Activity Manager for a governance strengthening program in Afghanistan. Previously, Ms. Rasmussen worked with a variety of organizations on advocacy, international development, and humanitarian assistance, including the Genocide Intervention Network, Search for Common Ground, and the International Rescue Committee’s Somalia program.
Ms. Rasmussen holds an M.A. and a B.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.