Sara Mareno serves as a project finance lender in the Structured Finance and Insurance department at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. Specializing in the emerging markets, Sara manages corporate and project finance transactions in partnership with other financial institutions, private equity firms, and other stakeholders around the world. She has underwritten corporate finance and project finance transactions worldwide, including in the Americas, with projects in excess of $2 billion. She is an expert in lending to financial institutions across a variety of structures, including diversified payment rights. She began with OPIC in 2013 as part of its Credit Policy division and prior held various roles in investment banking, development finance, and public policy. Sara holds an advanced degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Emory University.