Kelley is Food Safety Division Chief in the Center for Nutrition in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, where she leads a team that addresses food safety risks and market constraints in food systems through technical assistance and global leadership in support of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy and USAID's Multisectoral Nutrition Strategy.
She is a champion of gender and knowledge management within a broad safe and nutritious food systems portfolio. She joined USAID in 2008 as a AAAS Fellow and served 8 years in the Bureau for Food Security as an agricultural economist and a Division Chief for Inclusive Market Development.
She built her knowledge of SPS systems strengthening while at USDA/FAS. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Cormier led an active research agenda that explored how the evolution of policies and institutions affect agricultural markets and the coping strategies of men and women. She has served as a Fellow with Fulbright, SSRC, IREX and the NCEER and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan.
She holds a PhD in Development Studies with specializations in Economics and Law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.