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Agriculture Marketing Research & Science

I am a highly skilled and motivated professional with a Master's degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. With a strong background in research and analysis, I have a proven track record of providing strategic solutions to clients in the field of strategy consulting. I am fluent in English and Spanish and possess a wide range of software application skills, including Stata, R, Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, SAS, Qualtrics, and Tableau. My experience includes managing research partnerships, conducting export opportunity analysis, and leading teams to execute research projects. I am dedicated, detail-oriented, and thrive in fast-paced environments. I am confident that my expertise and passion for data-driven decision-making make me an ideal candidate for a role in strategy consulting.


  • Software Applications: Stata, R, Microsoft Excel and PowerBI, SAS, Qualtrics, Open Data Kit, Google Earth Engine, Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau
  • Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish

Awards and achievements

  • American Applied Economic Association Annual Meeting Selected Paper 2017
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award 2017
  • USAID/USDA Norman Borlaug Graduate Research Fellowship 2016
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Academic Excellence and Citizenship Award 2016

Work Experience

Strategy Consulting - Research Solution Design
Euromonitor International Jan 2021 - Present
  • Diagnoses client business challenges and recommends research solutions to inform strategic decision making
  • Analyzes available data sources and methodologies to determine most cost-effective and robust solution based on available budgets and required deliverables
  • Develops and presents research proposals summarizing business challenges, research questions, and potential solutions to develop and analyze data in support of corporate and government clients’ decision making
  • Key accomplishments:
    • Led design and oversaw execution of $2.5 million partnership with a leading consumer packaged goods company analyzing the market opportunity for disruptive health and beauty products
    • Led design and oversaw execution for 10-country market prioritization study for an expanding food-tech provider that led to ongoing engagements in priority markets to develop how-to-win strategy in each context
    • Chain of DEI Advisory Group instituting new recruitment, retention, and inclusion strategies
Strategy Consulting - Senior Research Project Manager
Euromonitor International Jul 2018 - Present
  • Managed research partnerships with clients focused on assessment and analysis of international trade of agricultural commodities and commodity products
  • Developed methodology, manages data collection, and summarizes findings and recommendations into reports and data deliverables
  • Supported team of project managers as senior team member by organizing meetings and trainings, teaming-up on large engagements, and supporting the team’s development
  • Key public projects:
    • Jamaica Ministry of Commerce: Conducted export opportunity analysis for Jamaica’s key trade partners to identify export growth potential for agricultural products. Created dashboard for ongoing trade data monitoring and developed recommendations for top growth sectors for Jamaica.
    • Euromonitor + UN Women + USAID: Research analyzing sectoral growth and employment opportunities for women in East Africa.
Research Manager
IDinsight Jul 2017 - Present
  • Managed team of associates to execute research projects to measure and improve the economic and social impact of agri-business programs and government agricultural policies in East Africa
  • Designed economic and data analysis models, managed primary and secondary data collection, led analysis using Stata, R, ArcGIS, and Excel, interpreting results into recommendations for reports and presentations to clients
  • Key project:
    • EthioChicken + Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation + Government of Ethiopia: Managed engagement with EthioChicken, a private poultry company in Ethiopia, to research and advise on expansion of poultry production and distribution in Ethiopia and the region
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois- Champaign Urbana Jul 2016 - Present
  • Led research project developing a price monitoring system for rural markets in Zambia in collaboration with the Zambian Agriculture Ministry and the World Food Program


Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Morehouse College