Nora Brown, MA, currently serves as Program Manager and Innovation Advisor to the USAID Center for Development Innovation (CDI) through the DAI Professional Management Services Contract. In this role, she supports USAID teams in Washington and abroad in a range of innovation methods and design practices, including co-creation and systems mapping, and advises the acceleration and applied innovation team to identify and scale the most promising solutions. Prior to joining the DAI team, Brown managed multi-partner higher education programs with the Global Business School Network (GBSN). In her role as Chief Operating Officer, she oversaw internal operations and managed the full portfolio of programs across nine countries. Before working in the development sector, Brown worked in finance, managing the investment portfolios of private clients for UBS. She holds an MA in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.