I currently work at USAID's Global Development Lab as an adminstrative assistant for the Collective Acceleration Team (CAT). CAT focuses on accelerating innovations within the Lab's pipeline. I serve as the team's communications lead and assist with the development of Lab and team strategy. I also schedule business trips, meetings, and workshops.
I recently received a Master of International Affairs degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where my studies focused on international economic development, conflict and development, and nonprofit management. While studying at the Bush School, I worked as a student employee at the Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev), which is a lab at Texas A&M funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Higher Education Solutions Network. My work focused on monitoring and evaluation and planning campus events. I was responsible for scheduling guest speakers’ visits; coordinating special events; preparing meeting agendas; taking and distributing meeting notes; tracking staff actions through the collection of monitoring indicators; contacting USAID and its Missions; following up with Lab partners; writing portions of the Annual and Quarterly Reports; and preparing policy briefings, presentations, and spreadsheets. Working at ConDev also taught me about the inner workings of the organization and its partners, including USAID and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Prior to working at ConDev, I interned in two international, political positions – one as a political intern for the U.S. State Department’s Mission to the European Union in 2011 and the other as an intern for the Liberal Democrats at the National Assembly for Wales in 2009. Both of these internships required me to conduct research on current and new programs; draft press releases, policy briefs, research papers, and project summaries; update contact list information for politicians; and support my superiors.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading psychological thrillers, playing with my family's dogs, skiing, spending time with my family and friends, and playing tennis.
Masters of International Affairs focusing on International Economic Development and Nonprofit Management, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, Bowling Green State University