Acting Executive Director

Andrea Neilan Carranza is the Acting Executive Director of Harvard's Center for International Development. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in business development and oversees the center’s operations and strategic 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 government ministries; CERA’s Asia Pacific Energy practice and its global financial services practice. Andrea was an English teacher at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong and co-founded Boston Cares. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University. [Email]

Staff Listed Alphabetically

Mali Akmanalp is a software engineer, and leads back-end development of the Atlas online. He believes code is as much craft as engineering, and that like any craft, it can be honed with practice. He's a big believer in the open source philosophy. Before working at CID, he's been at a variety of organizations from to Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. When he's not deep in code or lurking on Hacker News, he enjoys reading, writing, noodling on the guitar, running and hiking.. [E-mail]

Rihab Babiker is the Finance and Operations Manager at Harvard’s Center for International Development. She is also responsible for the center's Financial Management. Prior to joining CID, Rihab spent a decade at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Her most recent position was Resource Management Analyst in WFP’s Yemen office, where she was responsible for overseeing four projects with a combined budget of $250 million. Prior work included financial process setting and providing financial management advisory support to country office operations, as well as postings in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tanzania, and Jordan.Rihab holds a BA in Finance and Banking and a Masters in Managerial Finance from universities in Jordan. [E-mail]

Trudi Bostian is EPoD's Faculty Staff Assistant, supporting Professor Michael Callen and Director Deanna Ford. She joined the Harvard Kennedy School in 2007 as Staff Assistant to the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, a think tank which provides a forum for the analysis and discussion of important policy issues facing the electricity industry. Ms. Bostian's career at Harvard began in 1999 when she joined the Harvard Business School as a Faculty Assistant, and participated in the team that created the new Required Curriculum course, "Leadership and Corporate Accountability." A native of Ireland, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Oboe Performance from the New England Conservatory, a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from Boston University, and a Master's Degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Emerson College. [Email]

Doris Domingo is the Executive Coordinator at Harvard’s Center for International Development and Faculty Assistant for Professor Ricardo Hausmann. Her prior experience includes account management, administration and human resources in the public law-enforcement sector at Interpol. She also has experience in project management in the non-profit and education sectors. In her most recent position, she was the Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator at EC Boston where she funded a volunteer club, and managed several fundraising projects for local and international NGOs. Doris holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Certificate in Political Studies from Science Po Lyon, France; and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations & French from the University of Reading, UK. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. [Email]

Katy 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]

Deanna 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]

Andrea Hayes is Events and Outreach Manager at Harvard’s Center for International Development, responsible for the development, marketing and implementation of CID’s program activities, recruiting and outreach. Prior to joining CID in 2015, Andrea spent nine years working at Accion International. As Principal Specialist in the Training and Capacity Building unit (TCB), Andrea managed many of the unit’s programs and activities including Accion’s Orientation Training Program targeted to Senior Technical and Investments staff; Accion’s Global Certification & Licensing of Signature trainings; the unit’s blended learning programs. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Andrea is fluent in English and Spanish. A native of Ecuador, she holds a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Government from Harvard’s Extension School. [E-mail]

Kathleen Hill is the Program Assistant at Harvard’s Center for International Development. She provides research and operations assistance to the Growth Lab program. Kathleen graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service where she majored in International Culture and Politics, specializing in European supranational and national identities in their relationship to the state. While at Georgetown, she actively engaged in the Performing Arts Community and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. Her previous experiences include interning at the Millennium Campus Network to assist in their preparations for their annual conference in Washington, DC and working as an Operations Assistant for the Mali Health Organizing Project, a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Boston dedicated towards improving pediatric and maternal health in the areas surrounding Bamako. [E-mail]

Camila Lobo is the Outreach and Communications Assistant at Harvard’s Center for International Development. Her prior experience includes 6 years in Marketing roles at Unilever in Europe and Procter & Gamble in Latin America. She has experience in Digital Marketing, product management, events and sponsorship management and budget control. She also volunteers as a Digital Marketing strategist for a non-profit company based in NY. Camila holds a Master’s degree in Social Communications and Branding from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona and a Bachelor’s in Marketing from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, in Sao Paulo. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.  [E-mail]

Eve Margolis is the Area Administrator for International Development and supports Professor Rohini Pande. Eve previously worked as an Analyst for the Town of Arlington, MA and held internships in local and state government while in graduate school. Eve has also worked as an immigration paralegal and for an international grassroots organization focusing on conflict resolution in the Middle East. Eve holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Northeastern University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Vermont. [E-mail]

Chuck 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]

Katherina Nguyen leads interactive interface design and data visualization work to support the Atlas development team and help showcase the center's research initiatives. She is excited about the potential of design to distill complex topics to facilitate important discussions. Previously, Katherina founded the Resident Designer program at StartX Accelerator, worked as internal design specialist at DataCollective Venture Capital, and independently consulted companies on design strategy across a range of industries for over four years. Katherina graduated with honors from Stanford University's Science, Technology, and Society program. In a past life, she served the public sector at San Jose City Hall with local grassroots initiatives. [Email]

Sarah Oberst is a Research Associate for Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD). Prior to joining EPoD, she worked with Innovations for Poverty Action on an impact evaluation of a microcredit program in the Philippines. She has also worked with the Water and Sanitation Program at the World Bank in Indonesia and with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). She holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BS in Mathematics from Davidson College. [Email]

Sehar Noor is a Growth Lab Research Assistant at Harvard’s Center for International Development. Sehar graduated from Rollins College in May 2016 with honors in Economics and International Affairs. While at Rollins, she served as captain of the debate team, and studied abroad in Cuba and China. Her previous experience includes conducting fieldwork in disaster relief camps as an intern for the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Gilgit, Pakistan, and interning with the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Islamabad, Pakistan. [Email]