ProfileI’m co-founder and COO of the Mawazo Institute, which helps East African women launch careers as scholars and policy experts.  I’m also a PhD candidate in political science at Berkeley.  My dissertation examines the politics of higher education in East Africa.  Both projects build on my longstanding interest in expanding access to funding 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 consulted with 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.