I’m an international development professional focused on inclusive market systems development with an extensive background in the private sector (food, agriculture, chocolate/cacao, confectionery; sustainable/socially responsibly business and sourcing, marketing), equitable trade advocacy, research, and some freelance writing. I’ve limited site updates to posting public deliverables for work projects since I completed grad school and resumed full time external employment in 2015.
Seasoned professional with expertise in inclusive market systems analysis, program design, advising and implementation; proposal design and writing, quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, food/agriculture sector, international development, sustainable business and sourcing; communications, and marketing. Experience spans 16+ years in corporate, non-profit and research environments. Dual M.S. in Agricultural Economics, and International Agricultural Development at UC Davis.
Objective: Seeking to apply my passion and capacities to foster inclusive growth and resilience for marginalized populations in international development, humanitarian, and relief/crisis contexts.
My M.S. thesis focused on analyzing the effects of the Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified certifications on cacao farmers’ net incomes and yields in Côte d’Ivoire.