Amanda Fong is a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She joined USAID in 2008 and has since served mostly abroad, in Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, and Mozambique, with short stints in Washington DC. She joined the Power Africa team in May 2019 as the Relationship Management Team Leader, focusing on how Power Africa can work effectively with private sector partners to achieve increase access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. In her various positions with USAID, she has designed and managed a variety of technical portfolios, including in trade, agriculture, business enabling environment, energy, and private provision of water. She works closely with stakeholders in the US Government, host country governments, and American and foreign companies to promote activities that increase economic growth and job creation. Before joining USAID, Amanda served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in northern Cameroon and lived in Beijing, China. Amanda has a BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is married with two children and still considers herself a newcomer to Colorado Springs.