Kim Thompson is a career foreign service environment officer who specializes in the linkages between natural resources and conflict, with a particular focus on mining. She is a Senior Advisor for Natural Resources and Conflict and the agency lead on artisanal and small-scale mining and serves as USAID’s Industry Lead for Mining. She has served overseas at USAID Missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Thailand. Prior to joining USAID, she worked at the World Resources Institute and the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute. She holds an MS in Environmental Policy and International Development from the London School of Economics.