Ethiopian Highlands

Ethiopian Highlands

 
 
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Biography

I am Lead Economist at Cooper/Smith, a startup encouraging the use of data for decision-making in the International development space.

I have a PhD in applied economics from Cornell University. I wrote my dissertation on resilience measurement in the context of poverty and climate change. I work on applying a resilience paradigm to impact evaluation by combining on the ground and remote-sensing data. I have ongoing projects in Malawi, Madagascar and Cameroon. 

Prior to Cornell I was an ODI Fellow at the Liberian Ministry of Finance. I helped set up the development coordination unit, worked closely with donors on aligning projects with national priorities, and provided technical support to Liberia’s statistical agency. As a member of the UK based Entrepreneur First accelerator I worked with GrainCoast, a Liberian organic agriculture Co-operative.

I have a MSC in Economics for Development from Oxford and a joint BS/MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.