2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Director for Policy & Institutional Strengthening, Timor-Leste

Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro is a dedicated public policy and public management practitioner, previously serving as public administration liaison officer for the Office of Prime Minister of Timor-Leste. Her other roles include President of the Australian Timor-Leste Development Awards Alumni Association and member of the Timor-Leste Policy Leaders Group supported by The Asia Foundation. She is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Australian Day Awards for outstanding work during Australia’s response to the 2006 humanitarian crisis in Timor-Leste. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Australian National University with honors.