Speaker

Farah Ahmad

Chief of Staff

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development

Biography

Farah Ahmad is the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development mission area, which is dedicated to the economic development of rural America.
Farah Ahmad has spent her career advancing policies and programs that promote economic inclusion and opportunity. She currently serves as the Chief of Staff for USDA Rural Development. From 2015 through 2017, Ms. Ahmad served as a Program Manager with the Rural Business-Cooperative Service’s Community and Economic Development program.
Before rejoining Rural Development, Ms. Ahmad managed financial resiliency programs and strategic and operational initiatives for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She also served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress where she helped advance evidence-based economic policies that centered on racial equality.
Farah Ahmad holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.