LPMI am a PhD student 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. As a part of my graduate work, I’m learning Luganda¬†through a FLAS Fellowship.

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.