My name is Amelia (Mia) Darrouzet-Nardi, and I am a doctoral candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. I began the PhD program in Fall 2010, and since January 2013 I’ve been working on my dissertation in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. My dissertation advisor is Dr. Will Masters, Professor and Chair of the Food and Nutrition Policy Department at the Friedman School.
Prior to enrolling in the PhD program at Tufts University, I worked at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University. I received an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York-Stony Brook University. I’m originally from Framingham, Massachusetts. Here is my CV, updated August 2013.
I live in Kinshasa, DRC with my husband Christopher (an economist at USAID), and our daughter Lythia who was born in October 2012. We like to walk along the Congo River, play Magic: The Gathering, make all kinds of Tex-Mex dinners, and watch Star Trek: The Next Generation.