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C. Sara L. M.

Chief Academic Officer at College for Social Innovation

Doctoral DegreeInstitut d'Etudes Politiques

United States


Socio-economist, educator, policy advisor and impact measurement expert with over 20 years of professional work experience focused on sustainable solutions to poverty through policy, economics, social investing, and social enterprise. It has included working with governments (US Congress, OECD, ECOWAS, World Bank, UN), companies, foundations, NGOs, research institutes, and community organizations on projects ranging from participatory design of market-based solutions, to creating social impact metrics across value chains for sustainable management of human and natural resources, to gender and racial assessments of impact investments. My expertise is in researching, designing, teaching/facilitating, and evaluating courses, workshops, projects, and programs in development, social entrepreneurial mindsets, social innovation, impact investing, social/sustainable finance, and collaborative design thinking. I employ a wide range of adaptive leadership tools, socio-economic models, and interdisciplinary policies and strategies, with a focus on the U.S., Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and India.


  • research & development
  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • architecture / design
  • economic policy
  • india
  • senegal
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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