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Staff

Faculty Director

Ricardo HausmannRicardo Hausmann is Director of the Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University. Previously, he served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University. For publications, teaching, and additional information, visit www.ricardohausmann.com.


Executive Director

Marcela EscobariMarcela Escobari is the Executive Director of Harvard's Center for International Development. Marcela has over a decade of experience in economic development, including work with industrial strategy, technology policy, and private sector development. Before joining as CID's Executive Director, Marcela led the Americas region and served on the Executive Committee of OTF Group, where she advised heads of state and private sector leaders on how to improve their countries' export competitiveness. Prior to working at OTF, she worked with indigenous communities in Bolivia for the World Bank and was a Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker with JP Morgan in New York. Marcela holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School. [E-mail]


Staff Listed Alphabetically


Andrea CarranzaAndrea Neilan Carranza is the Assistant Director of Harvard's Center for International Development. Prior to CID, Andrea was an Advisor to Grameen Research and Director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), a global energy research firm. She launched several new businesses for IHS CERA, including the firm's Global Power Forum, a membership serving C-level executives from electric utilities, independent power producers and host government ministries. Andrea had a lead development role in the launch of CERA's Asia Pacific energy practice and global financial services practice. Andrea co-founded Boston Cares and after college spent a year teaching English at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University. [Email]


Veronique CorrdinVeronique Corrdin is the Senior Grants and Finance manager for EPoD. Veronique has over 10 years of experience in financial forecasting, analysis and budgeting, grants and operational management at a variety of organizations. In her role at EPoD she manages the complex funding streams that support EPoD in addition to being the primary fiscal contact. Most recently she was a Grants and Finance manager at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Veronique is on the board of Sulam, an after school language immersive program. Veronique holds a BA from San Diego State University and an MBA from Simmons College. [Email]


Katy DoyleKaty Doyle is a Program Manager at Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), supporting the research projects of Michael Callen and Monica Singhal. Prior to joining the EPoD Team, Katy worked at Management Sciences of Health (MSH) as a Financial Analyst and Project Specialist for a portfolio of public health, leadership and management projects based primarily in Southern and Eastern Africa. She's worked previously at the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT and at the European Parliament. She holds a Master of Business Affairs from IE Business School in Madrid and a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University in Boston. [E-mail]


Christine FerrisChristine Ferris is EPoD's Staff Assistant and Faculty Assistant to Professors Asim Khwaja and Rohini Pande. Before joining EPoD, Christine worked in Annual and Reunion Campaigns at the Harvard College Fund and has also worked for nonprofits, the Social Security Administration, and Massachusetts District Courts. Christine holds a BA from Providence College in Economics and Spanish.[E-mail]


Deanna FordDeanna Ford is the Director of Evidence for Policy Design. Prior to joining CID, Deanna was based in Nicaragua leading the Nica HOPE Project of Fabretto Children’s Foundation as the Project Director and founder. Deanna completed her Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University in 2007, where she focused on issues in international development, education and SME/microfinance. During school, she also worked as a consultant for Agora Partnerships, an organization fostering business development in Nicaragua, and as a Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. Previously, she worked for two years as a research assistant at the International Monetary Fund. Deanna graduated in 2003 from Princeton University with a degree in Economics and Latin American Studies.[E-mail]


Sarah HopkinsonSarah Hopkinson is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Development. Sarah graduated from Harvard University in 2013 where she studied English Literature and was cross-registered with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Sarah has worked with NGOs in Nepal and Boston, and is a freelance journalist with The Somerville Times. Currently, Sarah is looking at historical instances of forced migration in terms of the movement of knowledge and the consequent creation of new economic activities. Sarah speaks French and German. [E-mail]


Jessica McCannJessica McCann is EPoD's faculty assistant to Professors Rema Hanna, Ryan Sheely and David Yanagizawa-Drott. Prior to joining CID, she worked within the Registrar’s and Marketing Offices of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education. She has also worked in student travel coordination and volunteer recruitment at EF Foundation for Foreign Study, a high-school foreign exchange program, and as a contributing writer for Café Abroad magazine while based in Greece and Italy. Jessica is currently a candidate for the Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies with a concentration in English at Harvard University. She holds a BA in English, with a minor in International Affairs, from Northeastern University. [Email]


Chuck McKenneyChuck McKenney is the Communications Manager at the Center for International Development. Chuck has more than 15 years experience in broadcast, digital and print communications and has worked for academic, media, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. He spent nearly a decade producing television news programs for WBZ-TV in Boston. During his time as Managing Editor for the Live Free or Die Alliance, a NH nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, Chuck helped launch a comprehensive database of hundreds of elected officials. He holds a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College. [Email]


Emily MyersEmily Myers is the Project Development Manager for Evidence for Policy Design. She has worked previously in health and international development, most recently as an advisor in the Office of Planning and Monitoring at the Mexican Social Security Institute. She has also worked in Guatemala for WINGS, a reproductive health organization, and in New York for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. She holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in International Politics and Economics from New York University. [Email]


Katie NaeveKatie Naeve is a Research Manager at Evidence for Policy Design. Prior to joining CID, Katie was Policy Advisory at Oxfam America for an agricultural insurance and climate adaptation project for smallholder farmers in Africa. She also served as Colombia Country Manager for Instiglio, a social enterprise that brings social impact bonds to emerging economies. Katie has researched, implemented and evaluated a variety of economic development and social justice programs with CID, UNICEF South Asia, UNOHCHR Colombia, UNDP, Human Rights Watch, and the National Democratic Institute in Morocco. Katie is on the board of directors for Breath of Life, a non-profit in Senegal that provides economic and social opportunities to marginalized women, a mentor of young social entrepreneurs with the Resolution Project, and a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for underserved Boston youth. Katie holds an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and BAs in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Kansas. [Email]


Robert RosenbaumRobert Rosenbaum is a Program Manager for Evidence for Policy Design. He has a background in non-profit management and academic training in public policy. He is a co-founder of the Philani Family Fund, which provides emergency housing and scholarships for impoverished women in the informal settlements around Cape Town, South Africa, and served as the Regional Director for Children of South Africa (CHOSA, Inc) from 2008-2011. He helped run and coach a youth development baseball program in South Africa, with which he remains involved, and recently worked for UNICEF, Liberia. He holds a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA in history from Colby College. [Email]


Melissa SiegelMelissa Siegel is the Assistant Director, Research Administration at the Center for International Development. Melissa has a decade of experience as a research administrator at a number of different institutions administrating a variety of programs from major NIH program projects to smaller, complex international projects. In addition, Melissa participated in a review of the research infrastructure at a large research hospital as a consultant with Huron Consulting. Most recently she worked as a Sponsored Programs Officer at the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard. In 1996, she received a degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas. In the mornings before work she coaches two CrossFit classes. [Email]


Sara SteinmetzSara Steinmetz is Program Coordinator for Evidence for Policy Design. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies, and spent the following year as a Visiting Lecturer at the Renmin University of China where she taught International Relations and International Law. Prior to joining CID, she worked at the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University and at the Women and Public Policy Program here at the Kennedy School. [Email]


Marija TeslaMarija Tesla is the Project Manager at the Center for International Development. Previously Marija worked for Professor Lant Pritchett, Professor Ishac Diwan, and the Master in Public Administration in International Development program. Marija graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2011 where she studied English and Russian language and literature. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College, is involved with Women’s Education Worldwide, the Women in Public Service Project, among many other initiatives. Marija speaks Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Russian. [Email]



Erol YoybokeErol Yayboke is a Program Manager for Evidence for Policy Design. He has a background in humanitarian aid and development project management and has long-term field experience working for NGOs (Global Communities, Save the Children & AECOM International Development) in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia. He is a member of the board of directors for the Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that seeks to equip the next generation of young, female peacebuilders with the necessary conflict resolution and leadership skills during their formative years, providing them with greater access to peace negotiations and leadership positions in the future. Erol holds a Master's in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA in International Business also from the University of Texas at Austin. [E-mail]


Interns


Wendy TrottWendy Trott is a Growth Lab intern working on the ICSS project. Wendy is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Development at Sciences Po in Paris, France, where she is doing concentrations in African Affairs and Emerging Economies. Wendy was born and grew up in South Africa before going to the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude in 2012 with a BA in International Affairs and a minor in French. While at UGA, she worked at the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) researching nuclear policies and profiles in support of their work to manage the movement of dual-use technologies and sensitive materials around the world. During her time there Wendy won 3 national titles for the Women's Swimming and Diving Team, represented South Africa at two Olympic Games, in 2008 and 2012, and won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. After spending some time at the University of Cape Town studying conflict in Africa, international political economy and South African politics, she moved to Sciences Po, where she has done work with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) mapping climate change policies of various countries in preparation for the COP21 summit to be held in Paris in 2015. Wendy's interests include economic issues of sustainable development and environmental policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as how broader issues of macroeconomic policy and interactions on the international stage affect the outlook for these countries. [Email]


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