As an emergency response and international development professional, I have focused on designing and strengthening data collection systems to improve the availability and use of data, mainly in conflict-affected areas. I’ve worked with organizations to use data to better design programs and respond to emergencies, ensuring that programs are focused on identified needs.
In addition to my role with Cooper/Smith, I work for a consultancy firm focused on portfolio management and performance management at USAID. In that role, I work with the E3 Bureau to develop Office-level strategies and key performance indicators. Prior to that, I worked in a variety of roles at International Medical Corps (IMC), an emergency response and disaster relief organization. Here I managed daily operations of a $70 million humanitarian relief and development portfolio across seven countries, including the development of program initiatives. Additionally, I provided technical monitoring and evaluation support to projects in nine countries. My work focused on processes for routine data collection, compilation, analysis and use of data to orient programming for donors such as DFID, ECHO, OFDA, PRM, the UN, USAID, and private donors across sectors such as gender based violence, health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, mental health and psychosocial support, nutrition, primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, and WASH. My M&E support was provided throughout the project management cycle, including support for needs assessments, project design, monitoring, evaluations, and knowledge management. I also focused on designing and rolling-out information systems at the project, country and global levels, including the adoption of standardized indicators across countries to collect meaningful data at the global level.
Prior to IMC, I conducted research at the Pan-American Health Organization, Management Sciences for Health and for the textbook Global Health 101, 2nd Edition.