I am a research specialist focused on programming for children, youth, and families in humanitarian contexts. I specialize in participatory methods and action research to capture and describe complex human experiences in order to contribute to both program and institutional improvement and growth. I use photography as a research tool, as a participatory method, and for reporting and story telling purposes.
I have a decade of experience as an independent research, evaluation, and assessment specialist in both development and humanitarian contexts globally. Clients include USAID, UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the Children US, CARE UK, Education Above All, and Terre des Hommes. I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education, where my dissertation research examines the politics of borders, the nation state, and narratives of the refugee in the humanitarian response efforts in Greece from 2014-present.