Lesley Chavkin is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative in the GeoEconomics Center. She is currently head of policy for the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). Prior to joining SDF, she worked at JPMorgan Chase and served in a variety of roles at the US Department of the Treasury, including as an international economist in the Office of African Nations, as a senior policy advisor focused on the Middle East, and as Treasury’s financial attaché to Qatar and Kuwait from 2017 to 2020. Before joining the Treasury, Chavkin worked as an economic analyst in the US intelligence community. Chavkin holds a master’s degree in development economics and international security from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international affairs from the University of Washington. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughters.