The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Following graduation, I moved to San José, Costa Rica where I worked with the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress. I served as project coordinator for an IDB initiative to promote security in Central America. In 2013 I moved to Lima, Peru where I resumed my position as executive director of Building Dignity, a non-profit organization that I had co-founded in 2008. Our mission is to enhance education, train local leaders, and support neighbourhood-led development. Building Dignity provides 30 hours of programming each week for 150 children and young people, which includes academic support, athletics and the arts, and life skills development. We also provide leadership and entrepreneurial training, as well as seed money and support for local development projects. In 2016 I joined the founding team of Breakthrough Montessori, a school in Washington, DC. As the director of community engagement, I interface with parents, civil society partners, government agencies, and support services for DC families.
My Oxford education provided me with a multi-disciplinary understanding of development and the ability to analyse the historical, economic, and social contexts that give rise to inequality. This education has allowed me to be effective in communities at home and abroad.
My Oxford education provided me with a multi-disciplinary understanding of development and the ability to analyse the historical, economic, and social contexts that give rise to inequality.