Profile 2I’m a PhD candidate in political science at Berkeley.  My research focuses on comparative state-building in the DR Congo and Indonesia. I’m also co-founder and chair of the board at the Mawazo Institute, which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts.  I’m passionate about amplifying the voices of African researchers and using research to improve public policy.

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 consulted with 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.