Carrie Stokes


Carrie Stokes has worked in international development, geospatial technology, and the environment for thirty years. Since 2012, she has served as the Chief Geographer at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC. Carrie founded and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts who apply geospatial technology, analytics, and visualization techniques to inform development decision-making. Prior to becoming the USAID Chief Geographer, Carrie led the international SERVIR program, in a joint venture with USAID and NASA. SERVIR helps countries use satellite data and geospatial technology to address critical challenges in food security, water resources, climate, land use, and disasters. Carrie has a science background in global climate change, natural resources management, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, and holds an M.S. in Environmental Science