Professional with experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policy, urban development, and environmental policy. I have a solid background in fieldwork, technical and research support (USAID, World Bank, and numerous NGOs), and US government and foundation business development.

IMG_3874Born and raised just outside of Boston and the last of eleven children, I was the first in my family to go to college. I studied biology and environmental science at Colby College. At Colby, I had the opportunity to study at the Centre International d’Etudes Françaises (CIEF) in Dijon, France and in Arusha, Tanzania with the School for International Training (SIT). Seeing the challenges in urban planning in Tanzania drove me to pursue studies in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University and doctoral field work and studies in water and sanitation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at King’s College London.  I live in Boston and spend quite a bit of time in DC.  In addition to professional activities, I volunteer at MIT, obsess over New England sports, and do a little gardening in the summer.