Lauren DiVenanzo has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector, and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party for the Regional Technical Unit of the Power Africa- funded East Africa Energy Program within RTI’s Learning, Energy & Environment for Development division. Prior to joining RTI, Ms. DiVenanzo was the Chief of Staff for Power Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Before working for Power Africa, she was an implementing partner for USAID, USTDA, MCC, and World Bank projects with Nexant, Advanced Engineering Associates International, and Mott MacDonald. Her program management focuses predominately on large hydropower, government-to-government management, on-grid policy support, cross-border trade, and integration of cross-cutting themes across the energy cycle.
Deputy Chief of Party
MA, International Trade Policy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
MS, Applied Economics, John Hopkins University
BA, History and International Relations, Muhlenberg College