I’m a PhD candidate in political science at BerkeleyMy research focuses on the politics of social protection and evidence-based policymaking in Africa.  I also spend a lot of time tweeting African news and thinking about sources of funding and research support 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.