Nancy joined the ISPC secretariat in February 2017. She is an agricultural economist who studies the economic, poverty and gender impacts of agricultural and natural resource management research and development. Working with partners, she has analyzed the impacts of crop and livestock improvement; land and water management; and institutional innovation in Latin America, Eastern and Southern Africa, and South and SE Asia. Before joining the ISPC Secretariat, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC where she led evaluation and impact assessment for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Before joining IFPRI, she was a researcher and program leader at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Florida and an adjunct professor/International Science & Technology Practice & Policy (InSTePP) fellow at the University of Minnesota. Nancy holds PhD and MS degrees in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota and a BA in English from Carleton College, both in the United States.