Cara Smith Gueye
Associate Director of Delivery and Partnerships
Cara Smith Gueye, PhD, MPH, is the Associate Director of Delivery and Partnerships at the UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). Cara manages MEI’s growing USAID portfolio, providing administrative and technical oversight for PMI Impact Malaria and PMI Insights for Malaria in addition to new opportunities. She also oversees the development and uptake of MEI’s Malaria Elimination Toolkit. Prior to these roles, Cara managed the Namibia malaria elimination country portfolio while based in Windhoek, oversaw the MEI and WHO malaria elimination case study series and supported the regional elimination initiatives in the Asia Pacific (APMEN) and southern Africa (E8) regions.
In the years prior to joining the MEI, Cara worked with an environmental NGO in California and spent four years in Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar as a Peace Corps Volunteer and working with a maternal and child health initiative.