I’m a social policy analyst based in Nairobi. I’m interested in how countries can build more equitable and inclusive social protection systems, with a focus on underserved populations and universal basic income (UBI).

I’m also passionate about amplifying the voices of researchers from African countries. I’m the co-founder of the Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts. 

I have an interdisciplinary background, including an MA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley; an MA in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University; and a BA in geography and French from Dartmouth College. Here’s my CV.

I’m originally from Chicago, which is the land of Native nations including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. My pronouns are she/her.