What I do: I raise awareness of DI’s work and build relationships for the organisation with key stakeholders in the US government, the private sector, foundations, think tanks and civil-society organisations. I also focus on building relationships between DI and donors, and on securing new channels of funding.
Previous experience: My background is in international government relations. Before joining DI, I organised a conference with Oregon’s global development community: ‘Local to Global: Sustainable Solutions for a Changing World’ and served as an advisor to social entrepreneurs in Portland and Los Angeles.
I spent seven years as a Senior Advisor for International Development Policy for the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, where I represented the Australian aid program’s policy interests and played a role in designing the aid program’s private sector engagement strategy.
Prior to this, I served as an advocate on global development policy issues on behalf of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Humanity United and the ONE Campaign. Previous to this I managed the congressional program at the Council on Foreign Relations and served as a political appointee at the US Department of State during the Clinton administration.
I have a Master’s in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins and studied Innovation for Economic Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.