Janet Holt is a Program Officer for the Hewlett Foundation’s Gender Equity and Governance program. She supports grants that seek — directly and through advocacy — to extend comprehensive reproductive health services to women around the world, and particularly in Francophone West Africa.
She comes to the Hewlett Foundation from the Peace Corps, where she provided technical support to volunteer health programs around the world in maternal and child health, water and sanitation, and youth sexual and reproductive health. Janet has field experience in West and East Africa and the Pacific, and has worked with a range of global development organizations from small non-governmental organizations to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank.
Janet holds a master’s degree in international comparative education and a bachelor’s degree in human biology, both from Stanford University. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and exploring with her husband and two young children.