About Me

I am an experienced researcher and a collaborative and creative thinker skilled in policy analysis, project planning & management, facilitation, and monitoring & evaluation focused on human dignity and justice. I am also a writer and editor, for fun and profit.

My work is primarily related to: sexual and domestic violence, poverty, human rights, humanitarian crises, donor and development politics (U.S. and global); gender analysis; urban development and planning; service delivery and structural inequality; displacement and migration; and political violence, conflict, and power transitions.

I am a proud graduate of the Dept. of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning and The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University (Boston), as well as Macalester College (St. Paul, MN).

For more on my professional background, please check out my full CV.

Fun facts:

Normal signMy hometown is named Normal (yes, really).

I spent a year in Japan as an exchange student when I was 15 years old.

I once accidentally negotiated my own bride price, during a research trip in South Sudan, and inadvertently made it lower because I insisted on being the only wife. Luckily (for me) there was simply no way for him to get the cows to my father.