Welcome

Version 2I’m a PhD candidate in political science at BerkeleyMy research focuses on the politics of welfare expansion in Africa.  I’m also a co-founder of the Mawazo Institute, a nonprofit which provides funding to young researchers studying scientific innovation and improved governance in Africa.  It builds on my longstanding interest in expanding access to funding for African academics.

I’ve previously worked as a research manager for Innovations for Poverty Action in the US, and studied agricultural microinsurance with IPA in Ghana.  I’ve also done M&E for FINCA International in the DR Congo and promoted social enterprise development with Rwanda Works.  I have an MA in international relations from SAIS, and a BA in geography and French from Dartmouth.  My CV is available here.

In my free time, you’ll find me keeping up with current affairs in Africa and abroad, sharing news about progressive politics in the US, and cycling and climbing around the Bay Area.