Current Position: ETC, Poverty Global Practice, The World Bank
Brief Bio: I am an Economist with nine years of research experience in international rural development, agricultural and natural resources economics, and four years of experience in project formulation, monitoring and evaluation. I obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics & Demography at Penn State University. My professional experience has always been guided by a strong interest in environmental issues and sustainable natural resources management, especially in developing countries.
I am starting an appointment at the Poverty Global Practice at the World Bank. Here, the team analyzes the causes and trends of poverty and inequality for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. I specifically analyze poverty in rural areas, with emphasis on agricultural households and natural resource management.