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Tereese Semple-Smith

Tereese Smith
Senior Associate - GDI Americas

Tereese is a Senior Associate on GDI Americas’ Strategy and Build team, and supports various GDI initiatives to ensure their long-term success. She is a passionate advocate for international development and the empowerment of communities in emerging markets. Her previous experiences span both the public and private sector. Tereese has utilized her program management and partnership engagement skills to make an impact at both the national and international level, through work at development contractors, the Department of Commerce, and in private equity.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Master of Public Policy, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The George Washington University. Tereese currently resides in Washington, DC, and in her free time enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and spending time with her family.