Dr. Virginia Seitz, Senior Director of Social and Gender Assessment, is responsible for MCC’s gender policy and leading MCC’s gender integration efforts. This includes working with staff and country counterparts to strengthen gender and other social analyses in the planning, design, implementation and oversight of MCC Compacts. She also coordinates internal capacity-building in the area of gender and development and other social issues. Ms. Seitz has over twenty-five years experience in research, evaluation, training, program design and management, and has worked in over 20 countries with a focus on East and Southern Africa. In addition to women/gender and development, she has worked in the areas of racial/ethnic/cultural diversity and equity; basic, vocational and non-formal education; child labor; impacts of HIV/AIDs; and sustainable development. Prior to coming to MCC, Ms. Seitz was director of the Washington office of a private sector international development firm and a university professor and researcher.