About me


Development ethics, with a focus on human rights and culture and an emphasis on severely marginalized populations, is my scholarly bread-and-butter. I also teach and consult on development project design.

I am an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, Director of the College Park Scholars International Studies program, and an affiliate in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland (USA).

I am a first-generation college student with a PhD in Public Policy and development studies from the University of Maryland and an MS in Foreign Service and international conflict management from Georgetown University. I spent the 2017-2018 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova.

I have two small children, three cats, and a passion for cooking and ballroom dance.  I learned to knit badly while in COVID-19 lockdown.

For a recent interview I did with Empathy Media Lab, click here.
For my latest articles for the Center Values and International Development, click here and here.
About me