LPMI am a PhD candidate in the Development Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

My research interests include gender, empowerment discourse, women’s labor force participation, and international development. I’m particularly interested in Uganda, but am broadly interested in the African continent. My graduate experience includes quantitative and qualitative methods training and Luganda language study at an advanced level. I have been awarded Summer and Academic Year FLAS awards as well as a Student Fulbright, which will fund my field work in Uganda in 2020.

Before coming to Madison, I worked in the international development sector, including time at Ashoka, Uganda Crafts, and the Interfaith Youth Core. I earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Northwestern University in Social Policy, and a Master’s degree in Gender, Globalization, and Rights from the National University of Ireland, Galway as a George J. Mitchell Scholar.

When my nose isn’t in my laptop, my eyes are in a viewfinder, a set of binoculars, or a cookbook.