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Michelle Cassal

United States Deputy Chief of Party | TRANSFORM Cargill, Incorporated

I am the Deputy Chief of Party of the TRANSFORM project, a Global Health Security program financed by USAID and implemented in India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Vietnam. TRANSFORM is private sector-led initiative that seeks to apply market-driven solutions to reduce the economic and public health impacts associated with emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in the animal production industry.

I have 15 years of experience in international development and project management focusing on private sector and sustainable development. I have worked with organizations to implement USAID or MCA funded initiatives that improve the capacity of enterprises to meet market demands, innovate, and become more sustainable, and to improve the capacity of communities to mitigate climate change through carbon markets. My  work in Latin America has been in the areas of economic growth, climate change mitigation, agriculture, access to finance, and democracy and governance. My roles included project design/proposal development, project management, and leading operations, finance, and grants and contracts teams.

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