I’m a social scientist and freelance writer based in Nairobi. I study and write about social protection and human rights in East Africa. I’m interested in how countries can build more equitable and inclusive social policies.

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 a BA in geography and French, an MA in international development and international economics, and an MA in political science. You can view my CV here.

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.