April 2012 — August 2012
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Coursework: Business Model Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid, ICT in Socio-Economic Development
Dissertation: “Rethinking Aid Architecture: Performance-Based Financing to Address Health Access in Rwanda”
IBM – SMARTER CITIES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Led interviews in Rio de Janeiro with 30+ government officials, private organizations, and favela residents and collaborated with Smarter Cities teams in London and Rio to produce the report “Public Safety in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro: Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Big Data.” IBM has used this report in discussions with external partners and clients.
WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDATION (WF), London, UK: Collaborated with WF and an entrepreneur in Zambia to produce the report “Mobile Money: Critical Success Factors for the Unbanked Population.” WF has used this report in conversations with financial institutions that are interested in expanding services to sub-Saharan Africa
Departmental Honors, Cum Laude, Overall GPA: 3.6