A little about me: I'm deeply passionate about international development and economics.  At the moment I'm experimenting with applying design thinking to governance challenges in developing countries.  In general, I'm particularly interested in human centered design, technology and development, governance, aid effectiveness, behavioral economics, models of philanthropic engagement, impact investing, and industrial policy.  

Back in grad school, I realized that to fully manifest my potential as a development practitioner, it wasn't enough to have a solid foundation in economy theory.  I needed to step back and think more, and often.  And I needed to engage, not just with my Kennedy School classmates, but with the range of passionate people from various backgrounds who would really push my thinking.  And so this blog was born.