Nicole Angarella is the Acting Deputy Inspector General for USAID. In this role, Ms. Angarella leads OIG’s oversight of USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. African Development Foundation, and Inter-American Foundation. Ms. Angarella also works closely with the Inspectors General of the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate oversight activities under the Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations framework.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Angarella served as the general counsel to the USAID Inspector General for more than five years. In that position, Ms. Angarella led a team of attorneys and specialists, providing independent legal counsel and comprehensive legal advice, research, and guidance to the Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, and OIG’s Offices of Audit, Investigations, and Management. During Ms. Angarella’s tenure as General Counsel, she was an active member of the Council of Counsels to the Inspectors General, serving as the Chair for approximately two years. Prior to her appointment as general counsel, Ms. Angarella served as a senior legal counsel at USAID OIG and Department of Transportation OIG.
Before joining the Federal Government, Ms. Angarella worked as an associate attorney in the General Litigation & White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group at a large law firm in Washington, DC, representing corporate and individual clients in Federal investigations and complex criminal and civil matters. She also worked as an associate attorney specializing in employment and labor relations law.
Ms. Angarella has a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Mary Washington and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. Ms. Angarella is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.