Patty Alleman is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Gender Advisor for Asia, based in Thailand at the USAID/Regional Development Mission Asia (RDMA). In this position since May 2013, she supports RDMA and bilateral USAID country missions in Asia to identify, develop, monitor and report high quality and innovative strategies and programming to reduce gender disparities in all development outcomes (e.g., economic growth, healthy lives), prevent gender-based violence, and increase voice and visibility of women and girl leaders. She also fosters regional partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders, including colleagues in host country governments, U.S. government, USAID implementers, development partners, multilaterals, and the private sector. She has been with USAID since 2009, and in prior international development positions worked in the non-governmental and academic fields. She has master’s degrees in anthropology and public health, with a strong background in governance and policy, strategic partnerships, and research.