Mirvat Sewadeh is the director of communications at the Office of the Chief Economist of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). She leads external and internal communications for the Office of the Chief Economist and its sub offices and directs USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, the Department’s oldest and premier annual economic conference. Prior to joining OCE in 2018, Ms. Sewadeh worked for the Economic Research Service as a senior economist where she led the development and implementation of communications efforts and data dissemination for the Market and Trade Economics Division. Before joining ERS, Ms. Sewadeh worked as a consultant for the World Bank and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on international trade issues. Among other roles, she served as a senior consultant for the World Bank’s Development Economics and Research Group and as the economic editor for USAID’s first quarterly publication on international trade issues in Southern Africa. She co-authored several reports on trade and development. Ms. Sewadeh holds a bachelor’s degree in English and demographic studies from the University of Jordan, master’s degree in business administration from University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.