I am an Economist in the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank. In this role, I lead large-scale studies on women's economic empowerment and provide support to project teams and policy makers to bolster the uptake of effective policies and interventions. I have a broad research agenda focusing on entrepreneurship (including training and credit constraints, and soft-skills development), the transition from school to work, and land rights.
Before joining the World Bank, I was a development economist at the American Institutes for Research and interim Zambia Country Director. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Chinese from the College of William and Mary, and a MS and PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.