Degree: Master of Arts in International Development
Youth development; child protection; project design, monitoring, and evaluation; sexual and reproductive health education; HIV/AIDS prevention
What brought you to the International Development Program?
After three years of practical experience living and working abroad (Ecuador and Bangladesh), I was interested in gaining additional technical skills and a deeper understanding of development as a field. I was drawn to SIS and the IDP by a number of factors, not least of all the amazing faculty members who are also practitioners and researchers.
What have you gleaned from your experience at SIS?
New technical skills (designing a monitoring and evaluation plan for a client's project); qualitative and quantitative research experience and hard skills; and in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of various development sectors.
A job of some sort, hopefully! I'm looking in DC and abroad, I'd really like to get back to Bangladesh.
Fun Fact/What You Like to Do in Your Free Time:
My two New Years resolutions were to go to more live music shows in DC, and to read more novels during the semester. I'm making notable progress on both, although the semester is heating up!