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"Most recently serving as Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Dominican Republic, Brands led the interagency relief teams during Hurricane Noel, the devastating tropical storm that hit the country. Brands began his USAID career in 1990 and has since served in Uganda, Malawi, the Middle East, and Washington, D.C. Previous to his work at USAID, Bill worked for ten years with the international cooperative development organization, ACDI/VOCA, and was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela.
"Brands obtained his M.A. degree in International Law from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and his bachelors' degree in international relations from Knox College in Galesburg, lL." 
Resources and articles
- USAID Announces New Mission Director to Honduras, USAID, accessed March 21, 2011.