"Researcher by training. Curious by nature. Intersectional feminist by principle."
Rachel measures impact across country programs and promotes iDE’s thought leadership through research, publications, and academic partnerships. Her global evaluation work includes experimental design, sample design, data collection, survey-instrument development, quantitative analysis, and publication. She also serves as iDE's gender champion advancing gender equality and social inclusion by ensuring integration of gender issues in programming and performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Rachel brings experience from working on USAID, the Urban Institute, and Mercy Corps programs and research studies covering resilience, urban service delivery, water and sanitation, agriculture, and humanitarian response issues. She proudly served in the Obama Administration after working on his 2008 campaign. After earning her MA in International Economics and Development from Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with Honors, Rachel traded in her east coast life to join iDE and learn the real definition of being “outdoorsy.” She is forever on the hunt for southern food that reminds her of her North Carolina home and beloved Tarheels.
Director of Research and Evidence
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
BA International Studies
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
MA International Economics and Development
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