Latesha Love

Director, International Affairs and Trade

Areas of Expertise:

  • GAO’s Fraud Risk Framework and data analytics to identify fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Foreign assistance for disaster recovery and development
  • International trade, trade agreements, and unfair trade practices
  • Combating human trafficking
  • Foreign affairs management

Latesha Love is a Director in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade (IAT) team. She oversees a cross-cutting portfolio examining international policy issues such as women’s rights and trade, foreign assistance for reconstruction and enhancing democracy, efforts to combat international human trafficking, and international cybersecurity.

Latesha joined GAO in August 2002. Prior to IAT, she spent several years in GAO’s Strategic Issues and Forensic Audits and Investigative Services teams leading audits on issues such as consumer financial protection, Medicare, contracting, immigration, human capital management, and intergovernmental response and recovery from catastrophic events. She has also served as a speaker at various national and international conferences on using data analytics and other leading practices to manage federal fraud risks.

Latesha earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, where she was also a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Latesha earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia State University.