Hodei Sultan currently coordinates and provides oversight in the development and planning, financial management, and gender programming outreach for the Afghanistan and Pakistan program. Previously, she worked with USIP's Afghanistan and Pakistan Priority Grants programs on soliciting, reviewing, and developing grant proposals with Afghan and Pakistani civil society organizations. She has worked with USIP since 2009 and also teaches two undergraduate level courses at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) on peacebuilding & conflict resolution and peace & stability operations. Prior to joining USIP, she worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on counter-trafficking and migration work on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sultan holds a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, where she specialized in peacebuilding and conflict resolution with a particular emphasis on grassroots gender initiatives to promote peacebuilding. She has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in global affairs, with a concentration in Middle East and North African studies and an associate degree from Northern Virginia Community College in liberal arts. She is fluent in Farsi.