I am passionate about collaborating with others in addressing and tackling structural inequities. I strive to inform my work and decision making with evidence and data, and to surface the rich narrative that comes from the people whose lives we aim to improve. As an immigrant, I am particularly interested in raising the voices of people who have been historically silenced.
I am a facilitator and learner at heart, motivated by bringing people together to brainstorm solutions to complex issues. The use of participatory methods in our work requires a clear recognition that no single person has all the answers, and that only collectively can we identify meaningful and impactful solutions and strategies.
I love working at Informing Change with like-minded colleagues who demonstrate every day how they embody our company’s values. I am especially in awe of the sense of compassion shown in our work with each other and with our clients.
My previous work has taken me to engage with people in urban centers and remote rural areas throughout the U.S., Africa, and Latin America.
- Qualitative research
- Participatory methods
- Training and facilitation
- Independent consultant for international organizations, such as UNDP, UNCDF, CGAP, IFAD, and numerous non-governmental organizations
- Director, Youth Microfinance, Freedom from Hunger
- MPA, Harvard University
- Master of Community & Regional Planning, University of New Mexico
- BA, Economics and French, Rice University