Stefanie Merchant


Stefanie Merchant is an Associate at WestExec. Before joining the team, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, where she supported oversight and management operations. During her fellowship, Stefanie served a detail to the Department of State in the East Asia Pacific Bureau Office of Economic Policy where she worked on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and COVID-19 humanitarian assistance. She has a keen interest in critical and emerging technology and previously worked at the Department of Defense in the Office of the Under Secretary for Defense for Research and Engineering supporting international engagements.

Stefanie began her career in Washington at the Center for American Progress as a Special Assistant on the National Security and International Policy team focusing on South and Southeast Asia.

Stefanie earned a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Pomona College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.