Mostly, I'm an international development consultant. At the moment, I am a full time employee of a health sector reform project that is bringing better health care to Azerbaijan. I'm also a writer: I also blog on international development for UN Dispatch, Foreign Policy, and Tomorrow Global, and at my own blog, BloodandMilk.org.
Iâ€™ve been working in international development for about fifteen years. I have worked for NGOs, contractors, the US government, and a UN agency. Iâ€™ve been an intern, a manager, and a technical specialist. Iâ€™ve been in charge of programs in East Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Iâ€™ve been to four of the worldâ€™s most dangerous places. The biggest portfolio I ever had was about a hundred million dollars, and the most fun I ever had was running a country program in Turkmenistan. Iâ€™ve got an undergrad degree from Georgetown and a Masterâ€™s in Public Health from Boston University. I speak decent French and Uzbek and some Russian, Arabic, and Urdu.
Improving global health, smart aid, and doing international development better
Global health, international development, raising a preschooler, being an expatriate, Alzheimer's disease, Central Asia, blogging, Twitter, and finding a way to start changing the world.
I can write a sonnet about anything if you give me about 20 minutes. Not a good sonnet, mind you. But it will be in proper form.
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