What do you do at J-PAL? I work on the administration and finance team at the North America office. I provide executive assistance to Quentin Palfrey (Executive Director) and Mary Ann Bates (Deputy Director) as well as general office support and event planning.
What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? J-PAL’s mission to use scientific research to inform social policy and reduce poverty is one that has the potential to actually change people’s lives for the better. The actionable nature of this type of inquiry makes me proud to work at J-PAL.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? This is such a tough one! At the top of my list would have to be Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, and Audre Lorde.
If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I love trying new foods and I’m not the biggest fan of culinary monotony, but I would definitely have to pick something spicy or salty– anything with buffalo sauce or jalapenos.