What do you do at J-PAL? I’m a Policy Associate. I support the State and Local Innovation Initiative to rigorously evaluate and improve government programs. I also draft materials for J-PAL publications and write evaluation summaries based on research by J-PAL affiliated professors.
What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? I felt drawn to public policy but I also felt drawn to academic research. The Policy Associate position offers exposure to bo
th. I also desired to do meaningful work that improves the lives of the disadvantaged. Working at J-PAL delivers a sense of fulfillment because the organization is driven by its mission to fight poverty with scientific evidence.
What is your favorite place in the world that you have been? Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, in Cape Town, South Africa.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Corinne Bailey Rae.