Maura Kitchens West

Associate Consultant

Maura Kitchens West (she/they) is an Associate Consultant at SEEK Development where she is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Donor Tracker project teams and the Climate practice; she is also a regular contributor to our Development Finance and Advocacy work. At SEEK, she manages Policy Updates for the Donor Tracker’s Weekly Digest and co-manages social media campaigns for the Donor Tracker project and SEEK Development while consulting on client projects.

Maura brings extensive climate research and strategy development experience in development financing with a content focus on climate finance and gender advocacy. She has participated in UNFCCC and CSW negotiations and advised CSOs on accountability practices for climate accounting. Prior to joining SEEK, Maura worked with multiple small- and medium- NGOs, where she supported research, strategy development, and marketing.

Maura completed a joint master’s degree from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Political Science. She obtained a bachelor's at UNC-Chapel Hill in Geography and Transatlantic Studies.