Description

My background in adolescent education, public health, monitoring and evaluation in social development energize my professional pursuits in working environments that promote equity, learning, and partnerships.

Education

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

01/2017-08/2018 Master of Public Administration with

• Specialization in Monitoring, Evaluation and Program Management
• Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow; Peace Corps Club Vice President 2017, President 2018
• Summa Cum Laude Graduate with 3.96 GPA
• Awarded Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Fellowship of $5000 for UNICEF Cambodia Internship
• Completed 350 hours of service to at-risk youth at Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County
• Consulted with Middlebury Institute Library on its programming and sustainability
• Designed a program evaluation for Wintegreat, a French refugee integration organization
• Technical Training: advanced data analysis with R Studio, logic models, participatory monitoring and evaluation design, program business development
• Completed Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation Practicum with UNICEF Cambodia

Louisiana State University

08/2008-05/2012 Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with Collegiate Honors

• Authored honors thesis titled “A content analysis into the social development campaigns of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)”
• Minor in History with concentration in European Studies
• Scholarships: Golden Oaks, Tiger Athletic Foundation and Academic Programs Abroad
• International Exchange in Foreign Relations at University of Hull (2010-2011)
o American Representative for the International Students Association; a body of over 350 students
o Organized cultural and international trips for up to 52 international students
o Wrote and edited a weekly e-newsletter for student members

Experience

UNICEF

06/2018-12/2018 Evaluation Section Intern and Consultant (Freeman Fellowship)

• Supported consultants and UNICEF on five evaluations on multilingual education, child protection, national scholarship programs, cash transfers to pregnant women and the Capacity Development Partnership Fund
• Managed and implemented internal monitoring and evaluation frameworks (including qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and performance indicators) for Voices of Youth program
• Disseminated results of Voices of Youth Evaluation to internal and external audiences
• Provided quantitative analysis and technical assistance for Multilingual Education National Action Plan evaluation
• Conducted fieldwork providing quality control for external clients
• Updated evaluation information systems on SharePoint, OneDrive and Dropbox for use by external consultants
• Wrote and edited reports and evaluation frameworks for external stakeholders and UNICEF program officers
• Wrote overview of gender equality in UNICEF Cambodia evaluations
• Co-led training on research design in cooperation with National Education Partnership
• Assisted in evaluation capacity development partnership between UNICEF and Royal University Phnom Penh

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

01/2018-05/2018 Graduate Assistant – Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training and Analysis (META) Lab

• Designed and wrote data analysis lessons on Excel data visualization and qualitative analysis with Dedoose that attended by up to 19 students during each session
• Led META Lab-sponsored focus group discussions on Middlebury website content and user interface to inform Middlebury Vermont faculty
• Provided operational support in promoting META Lab activities and support

Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County

06/2017-11/2017 Impact Leader 1- Literacy

• Co-taught computer-based literacy lessons for 50 elementary school youth
• Tutored up to 15 high school students in English, literature, history and geography
• Organized activities for up to 40 students, including games and sports

Peace Corps Cameroon

09/2014-11/2016 Community Health Liaison- HIV Care and Support

• Facilitated the founding of seven support groups for 60 people living with HIV (PLHIV)
• Developed capacity of seven support groups to monitor their own health metrics and improve their financial capability to receive monthly antiretroviral treatments
• Wrote grant and was awarded $2700 in PEPFAR funds for PLHIV support project
• Created electronic database for 400 patients, including their vitals and treatment regimen creating a more efficient system for the Mbengwi District HIV Treatment Centre that Decreased patient waiting times by 1.5 hours.
• Reported quantitative and qualitative results of all projects to country office staff
• Instructed 42 secondary school adolescent youth on gender empowerment and HIV prevention

Peace Corps Ukraine

03/2013-04/2014 Extracurricular Education Coordinator

• Organized four student clubs centered on journalism, volunteering, healthy lifestyles, HIV/AIDS prevention and English for a school of approximately 500 students
• Taught classes on subjects pertaining to: volunteerism, civic engagement, employability, journalism, English, HIV/AIDS and healthy lifestyles
• Published first school newspaper in Zasullia Gymnasium’s 26-year history
• Co-facilitated multiculturalism and leadership camps for up to 43 youth
• Proposed grants for $1500 in order to facilitate civic engagement trainings, camps, and journalism clubs