Noemi Danao-Schroeder first worked internationally as a summer volunteer for a rural vaccination campaign in Paraguay. That experience kickstarted more than 30 years of international development work. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Noemi took a nine-month volunteer assignment in Nicaragua, eventually staying in the country for nine years. During that time she founded and led a Nicaraguan nongovernmental organization (NGO) that developed the first health and environmental education curriculum for children created for, and by, rural educators. After returning to the United States, she worked as a development director for a water and reforestation NGO.

Today, she is a Vice President at DAI, responsible for the company’s portfolio of U.S. government-funded global projects. Prior to this role, she was Senior Investment Advisor on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded INVEST project, which mobilized capital for development goals. Noemi has served as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Justice, Human Rights, and Security project in Honduras; Director of DAI’s Governance Portfolio; and Chief of Party for SERVIR, a global initiative of NASA and USAID to advance the use of geospatial information and technology for environmental decision-making.



Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire is the Senior Director of Global Safeguarding. Sarah practiced at the Bar of England and Wales in criminal defence, immigration, asylum, and family law before joining the former U.K. Department for International Development as Senior Human Rights Adviser.

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