I am Program Manager at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At HHI I coordinate the development of KoBoToolbox, the leading data collection suite for humanitarian settings, where I am working with UN OCHA and other humanitarian actors on improving speed and quality of assessments in humanitarian disasters. I am also responsible for field implementation and training of HHI’s Peace and Human Rights Data Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries. In 2014 I was seconded to UNMEER, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response where I advised local response teams on data collection and data analysis in hotspot areas in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. In April 2015 I was invited by UN OCHA to conduct needs assessments following the Nepal earthquake.
Prior to joining HHI I was an Information Management Specialist working for UNDP. I have more than 10 years’ experience working in humanitarian crisis and recovery settings in Central African Republic, DR Congo, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nepal, and Sierra Leone. My academic training is in Political Sciences at Jacobs University and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. I love languages and am fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish.