Faustine Wabwire is a Parish Council member at St. Augustine, the oldest Black Catholic Parish in Washington, D.C., and Senior Program Officer for Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Wabwire has held positions in international development and academia, including senior manager for policy and strategy at Management Sciences for Health, and Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst at Bread for the World. Wabwire provides policy leadership on global poverty, hunger, climate change, and trade. She previously served on the Reading Committee for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (“The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders”). Wabwire holds master’s degrees in Development Management (from Ruhr University, Germany), Development Studies (from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and Intercultural Leadership and Management (from SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont, USA). Wabwire has work experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the U.S. She is Roman Catholic.