Rebecca M.

Research & Technical Analyst at CNFA, International Sustainable Agriculture

Bachelor's DegreeGeorge Mason University

United States


Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology, specializing in Medical Anthropology, for which I conducted over one year of ethnographic research in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Caracas, Venezuela. My doctoral research focused on the competitive tensions in urban post-disaster medical humanitarian setting, the unclear transition between disaster and development aid, and the Cuban-Venezuelan ideological influence on medical aid. Designed and conducted independent research in urban and rural Myanmar/Burma (2014) and urban and peri-urban Rwanda (2009). Interest and expertise in: post-disaster humanitarian aid; INGOs, multi- and bilateral aid, role of military in international relief and development; gender-based violence; land rights/tenure. Currently a Research & Technical Analyst at CNFA, an international agricultural development nonprofit based in Washington, DC. I conduct research to support the technical writing and field teams for the Business Development department, and I write sections of technical proposals for USAID and USDA bids. I researched and wrote country-specific technical sections for a winning proposal that covers five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caucuses. I have previous experience as Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Associate and Program Manager for USAID programs (1 year), where I managed a Mission-wide program in South America and conducted primary research for an OFDA evaluation in post-flood Thailand. I interned at Human Rights Watch, covering ICT in Myanmar/Burma and Turkey, and I have been the convener of NGOs and Nonprofits Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association since 2014. Fluent in Spanish, professionally proficient in Portuguese, conversational in Haitian Creole, basic French.

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