I am a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. My research focuses on the formal and informal institutions that shape political participation, government accountability, and public opinion. I am currently working on a project that examines how information about non-state service delivery affects citizens’ oversight of local government in Kenya. In other research, I study how exposure to information (from the media and from variation in local social diversity) shapes public opinion of LGBTQs.
I also have experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation. Prior to graduate school, I directed program management and impact evaluation for an education organization in Nairobi, Kenya. Since then I have consulted for various organizations, including Google and the World Bank.
Evaluating the political effects of low-cost private schools in Nairobi’s informal settlements.