Megan joins the BOMA team with over 12 years of international development research experience in financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment, youth financial services, and resilience, with an emphasis on savings groups and digital financial services. Her previous roles include Research Director at the Grameen Foundation; Research and Evaluation Specialist at Freedom from Hunger; Program Specialist and Consultant at The Iris Center; and Field Supervisor for a USAID Poverty Assessment Tools Project in Tanzania. She has been published in multiple books, academic journals and industry publications on the fields of poverty alleviation, microfinance, sustainable development and more. Adept at evaluating programs, applying results to improve project design, and conveying findings to wide audiences, Megan has presented at various global development conferences and been a guest lecturer at University of California, Davis, and the University of New Hampshire. She was honored as the 2013 Practitioner of the Year award by the SEEP Network. She holds an MA in International Affairs from the American University, Washington, D.C, and a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, CA. Megan will be based in Sacramento, with frequent trips to BOMA headquarters in Vermont, and to our offices in Kenya.