Charlotte Sisson, M.A., is a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer in the Drug Demand Reduction Section of the Office of Global Policy and Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Sisson’s primary work focuses on increasing the number of drug prevention and treatment professionals worldwide, which also includes building partnerships between the public health and criminal justice systems to increase access to treatment through alternatives to incarceration. Her background includes 16 years of experience at the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) where she promoted U.S. best practices on prevention, recovery, and treatment in reducing the demand for drugs domestically and globally. At ONDCP Ms. Sisson worked with U.S. government agencies to better assess substance use disorders, increase treatment capacity, and improve care based on evidence-based programs for both adults and juveniles within the criminal justice system. She holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech University in Liberal Arts and Sciences concentrating in Economics, Political Science, and French and received a Master’s Degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University.