Special Adviser and Head of Policy Planning
Kaysie is Head of Policy Planning and Special Advisor at the UN Foundation, where she is responsible for coordinating policy issues across the organization and identifying new trends and opportunities for the Foundation to advance its mission. Kaysie also helps to stand up special initiatives such as the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and the World Benchmarking Alliance.
Kaysie most recently served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Coordinator for the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to that she worked at the State Department on policy development and program design on conflict prevention and response. She has written extensively on multilateralism, the intersection of security and development, and conflict management.
Her prior experience includes serving as Deputy Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Program Officer at the International Peace Institute and the Center for Global Development. Kaysie has Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford and a B.A in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Takoma Park, MD, with her husband and two children.