International Program Specialist Kale Bryan is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), a division of the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Bryan supports the implementation of projects that promote regional trade facilitation, textile industry development, and small business growth in Latin America. Before joining CLDP, Mr. Bryan served in international development with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the U.S. Peace Corps. On the Economic Empowerment Team of the IRC in Seattle, WA, he created monitoring and evaluation tools for capacity-building trainings to assist in determining the efficacy of financial literacy programs for recently relocated refugees. During his 2 years of service in Senegal with the U.S. Peace Corps, Mr. Bryan worked as a Business Advisor, coordinating with local youth associations, government officials, and NGOs to organize trainings in youth entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and community savings methods. He also co-directed a variety of programs to improve health education, household economic security, and academic empowerment for young women. Mr. Bryan received a BA in Economics and French as well as a minor in Art History from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he also studied abroad in Italy and France. He speaks French, Spanish, and Pulaar (or, Fula).