Social policy, poverty alleviation, children and youth at risk, crime and violence, and governance
Stephanie is a Research Assistant at the Poverty | Violence | Governance Lab at CDDRL. She is currently engaged in the evaluation of a nationwide police certification program in Mexico. For the last few years, she has consulted with USAID to evaluate a program seeking to reduce at-risk youth involvement in crime and violence in Guyana, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis. Previously, she worked as a consultant for the World Bank on an evaluation of a large public roads program in rural India. She has experience with both quantitative and qualitative types of research, and has been in charge of evaluation design, survey design and piloting, conducting interviews and focus groups, data quality monitoring, data analysis, and writing and presenting results.
Stephanie is a PhD Candidate at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and her dissertation analyzes the evolution and locality of violence in Brazil in the last few decades. She holds an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.