YPN Current Affiliation: 
Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia, U.S. Department of Commerce
YPN Biography: 

Daniel P.  Dodds serves as policy officer in the Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia for the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. In this role, Daniel supports U.S. foreign economic and trade policy goals and U.S. commercial interests throughout Eurasia (including, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).

Daniel previously served as the Senior Advisor and Special Assistant to the Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In this role he advised on policy design and implementation, as well as, operational management across five Washington business units and over forty U.S. Commercial Service offices in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Commerce, Daniel served as Youth Development Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ukraine and taught high school special needs students in Oakland, California.

Daniel holds an M.A. in international development with a concentration in international economics from the School of International Service at American University and a B.A. with Honors in Research Psychology from the University of Montana.

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