Latanya Mapp Frett joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America as vice president - global in February 2011. She previously worked for eight years as a child rights officer for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and for 10 years with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Most recently, she served as program director for USAID/Egypt, where she oversaw a $1.1 billion international aid portfolio in development areas including democracy and governance, environment, health, education, policy reform, private sector partnerships, agriculture, and antiquities.
Ms. Frett has lived and worked in Iraq, Pakistan, and eight African countries. She served as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. An attorney by training, Ms. Frett began her career at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Washington, DC. She has received many honors and awards, including two Esteemed Meritorious Honor Awards from the U.S. government and the highest honor in civil service, the Superior Honor Award, from the U.S. State Department.
Ms. Frett was one of 30 Foreign Service Officers honored with the Colin Powell Fellowship by then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and author of four U.N. human rights reports and manuals. She holds a bachelor of arts in government and politics, a master's in public policy, and a JD from the University of Maryland.