Andrew M. Herscowitz has been Power Africa Coordinator since 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served as USAID's Mission Director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as Deputy Mission Director in Peru from 2009 to 2011. He is also a Minister Counselor in the U.S.Foreign Service. In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s Supervisory Regional Legal Adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was Regional Legal Adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to the Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica. After joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit. He also worked with the USAID legal team that designed the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms of Piper & Marbury and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. government.