I’m a social protection consultant with Innovations for Poverty Action. I work with governments and NGOs to design evaluations of social protection programs, and share policy-relevant evidence about what works to reduce poverty in low income countries.

I’m also a PhD candidate in political science at UC Berkeley. My research focuses on the political economy of welfare expansion in African countries. I’ve been on a leave of absence from Berkeley since 2017, when I co-founded the Mawazo Institute, which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts. 

I’ve previously worked as a research manager with IPA in the US and Ghana, and consulted on microfinance and social enterprise in the DRC and Rwanda.  I have an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a BA in geography and French from Dartmouth.  You can view my CV here.

I’m originally from Chicago, and currently based in London.  My pronouns are she / her.