"I thought, how do you help poor people be less poor and have better control over their lives? And I think from an early age I was interested in international development work."
Chief of Party Andrew Lewis
An education, youth, and workforce development specialist, Andrew Lewis currently serves as chief of party for the USAID Sindh Reading Program in Karachi, Pakistan. Previously, he served as senior vice president for Chemonics’ Asia division. Mr. Lewis joined Chemonics in 2009 as an education practice director providing technical assistance and leadership to Chemonics’ education portfolio. He serves on the executive committees of the Alliance for International Youth Development, and the Basic Education Coalition. He has managed projects in Egypt, Georgia, and Zambia, as well as provided consulting services to USAID’s global missions. Mr. Lewis began his international career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee and has done graduate work at the George Washington University and Tulane University.