Throughout my career, I have helped governments and organizations plan development projects and achieve lasting results. I do this by working with teams to develop straightforward metrics while reducing reporting burdens and collecting meaningful, easy to use data.
Prior to founding Cooper/Smith, I served as Team Lead for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief(PEPFAR), U.S. Department of State. In this role, I led the development of PEPFAR's first Evaluation Standards of Practice (a unified approach to planning and reporting on evaluations and their findings). I also worked with country teams and technical experts to develop PEPFAR's 3.0 indicators - pushing for greater clarity on how these metrics are used and eliminating reporting burden on clinics and PEPFAR partners.
Before joining PEPFAR, I was a Results Specialist at the World Bank. In this role, I led an online community of practice of African civil servants on Managing for Results. I also worked with project teams across the Bank to develop and use metrics and results frameworks, and provided training on results management to both Bank staff and partner governments.
In addition to my work at the Bank, I was responsible for strategic planning and performance at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs - where I developed metrics to measure Canada's diplomatic work. I also served as Special Assistant to Canada's Minister for International Cooperation and Parliamentary Secretary where I was responsible for gender and environment portfolios as well as Question Period preparation and parliamentary committee liaison.
Born in Boston, raised in Montreal, Canada, I am fluent in French, English, and Italian.