As the Global Director of iDE’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Team, Jennifer leads our global measurement strategy and support for MERL staff across iDE countries. She oversees strategic initiatives to ensure iDE's rigorous measurement efforts are also inclusive, participatory, and ethical. She additionally designs and implements research and evaluations, oversees complex data analyses, promotes iDE thought leadership efforts, develops training opportunities and supports new business efforts.
Jennifer began her career developing international programs and partnerships, first at an Argentine start-up and later for the University of North Texas. She's done fieldwork in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including two years in Costa Rica as a Fulbright-Hays Fellow researching long-term impacts of agriculture and WASH projects hosted by CATIE, an agricultural sciences institute serving Latin America. She's consulted on research design and evaluation for the World Bank in its Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit, the Rio de Janeiro Centro de Operações, indigenous livelihoods NGOs in Mexico, and has experience in approximately 45 countries. She has a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the University of Southern California with specialties in research methods, and international public policy.