I am a Ph.D. student in Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. My research focuses on the intersection of agriculture, food, and nutrition, using economic analysis to understand food choice and improve access to healthy diets around the world.
I am currently working with Dr. William Masters on the Food Prices for Nutrition project. Food Prices for Nutrition supports the use of food prices by national governments, international organizations, educational institutions, and civil society, using new diet cost and affordability metrics to transform food systems and achieve global development goals for nutrition and health.
As a Researcher for the Food Prices for Nutrition project, I support country engagement and technical assistance to help national governments and other stakeholders use existing food price data to monitor the cost and affordability of healthy diets.
Prior to Tufts, I spent three years at the International Food Policy Research Institute as a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow and Research Analyst, working first in Lilongwe, Malawi and later in Washington, DC. At IFPRI, I worked on the collection and analysis of household and market survey data from Malawi and Papua New Guinea, with a focus on poverty and child health, dietary patterns and nutrient intakes, and food quality and safety.
I hold a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environment from the Friedman School and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Dickinson College.