I have been a faculty member in the Master of Development Practice program since 2017.  I love working with students around the world on their development programs and thinking innovatively about teaching in our synchronous global classroom.  I teach classes on participatory planning, the water, food, and energy nexus, research methods, and indigenous knowledge and grassroots activism.  The MDP program aligns well with my experience working between academia and development.  My first experience in development was as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Mali where I worked in the area of water and sanitation.  Since then, I have conducted fieldwork in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and worked with a variety of development and research partners.  Previously I also taught development at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies and served as the Assistant Director of Women and Gender in International Development at Virginia Tech.  My research explores issues of equity, sustainability, and governance in relation to water and sanitation services.  I have published in leading gender, environment and development journals and I am currently working on a book project that explores the social and gender impacts of a rural water project in Mozambique.

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