Manager of External Affairs and Special Projects (2016-Present)
Presently, I am the Manager of External Affairs and Special Projects for More Than Me (MTM), a rapidly scaling public-school network in Liberia. More Than Me operates 18 public schools and the only free, private school for girls in Liberia. At MTM, I am responsible for interfacing with external partners and donors as well as managing organization specific projects. I have helped develop organizational structures for knowledge management and growth. I have also worked with More Than Me’s health and education teams from program inception to implementation to ensure program’s effectiveness in a rapidly scaling organization (we’ve scaled from 7 to 19 schools over the past year) and implement strategies for capacity building. In addition to this project, I have been responsible for researching, creating strategies, and managing initiatives including but not limited to our WASH, school nutrition, staff recruitment, developing interview score cards and interview procedures, and alternative teacher education programs. Additionally, I’ve worked with the development team to ensure high value donor interactions and the effectiveness of our donor stewardship efforts.
Intern, Royal Africa Society (RAS) and All Party African Parliamentary Group (2016)
I worked with the Royal African Society to compile and critically analyze foundational information about the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreements for UK Parliamentary members. I designed and supported a delegation of UK Parliamentarians to visit Southern Africa.
Additionally, I wrote and managed weekly news report and edited content for RAS’s page, African Arguments.
Marshall Scholar (2015-2016)
The Marshall Scholarship is a prestigious post-graduate scholarship for "intellectually distinguished young Americans [and] their country's future leaders" to study at any university in the United Kingdom. With nearly 1,000 applicants in recent years, it is among the most selective graduate scholarship for Americans, with an acceptance rate of around 4%, and as low as 3.2%
I completed my masters in Anthropology of Development at the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). My thesis focused on the barriers that craftspeople in Cape Verde faced to economically benefit from the tourism industry. My thesis was was awarded distinction, the department's highest honor.
Intern, Inspection Panel (2015)
I enjoy resizing big problems into small actionable solutions. At the World Bank's Inspection Panel, the Bank's accountability mechanism, I was responsible for synthesizing information from over fifteen project reports and conducting interviews with the World Bank’s Inspection Panel staff to write and design a 44-page report examining the “Lessons Learned”. This project brought awareness to the disjuncture between the Inspection Panel’s requests and the World Bank’s regulations. Also, it created a thematic structure to frame future conversations about the lessons learned.