Catherine Picard

Tetra Tech, Chief of Party for USAID’s Capacity Building for Responsible Minerals Trade Project

Dr. Catherine Picard is an Associate with Tetra Tech/ARD’s Land Tenure and Property Sector, serving as the Project Manager for a USAID-funded project addressing conflict minerals and establishing responsible artisanal mining chains in the DRC. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, Catherine served for three years with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, covering conflict diamonds and minerals and the transboundary management of the Nile Basin and has lived and worked throughout sub Saharan Africa for 15+ years. Catherine holds a Ph.D. in Political Ecology from Yale University and a Masters and Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively.