Jennifer is an applied social scientist driven by a passion for evidence-informed policy making. Her research focuses on ways to improve education and mental health outcomes for young people in the Global South through government and non-governmental interventions and policies.
She is Ghanaian, raised in Ghana, Botswana, and South-Africa. She received an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Master of Health Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to the DPhil, Jennifer worked with Young 1ove, a youth-driven, evidence-led NGO as the Research and Program Manager spearheading scaling efforts for a foundational numeracy and literacy programme—Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL). She has also previously worked for UN organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM).
Her research is supervised by Stefan Dercon and Kate Orkin.