I’m a political scientist based in Nairobi. I’m passionate about using research to promote inclusive social protection, and amplifying the voices of researchers from African countries.

I’m the associate director of social protection at Innovations for Poverty Action. Our team collaborates with governments and NGOs to design evaluations of social protection programs, and shares policy-relevant evidence about what works to reduce poverty in low income countries.

I’m also co-founder and the chair of the board at the Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts. 

I have an MA in political science from UC Berkeley, 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. My pronouns are she / her.