TRAINING & MENTORING
June 2021 - Present
I oversee the internship program for Women's World Banking's Research Team. I supervise qualitative research interns during spring, summer and fall semesters. I've supervised Geography PhD students, Masters degree students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and undergraduate Economics majors.
Skills taught and developed:
professional soft skills
qualitative data analysis
For interest or questions in working with me and our team, please email me at mdb at womensworldbanking dot org.
August 2016 - December 2020
RESEARCH INTERNS & FIELD ASSISTANTS
I supervised six undergraduate interns from Penn State, crafting internships to develop skills of literature reviews, data analysis, data organization, cartography, and writing.
While conducting research in Colombia, I worked with two students pursuing their undergraduate and masters degrees. Using grant money to fund their training, the students worked on data collection and processing. I also co-planned and co-wrote research with an undergraduate student at the Universidad de Colombia - Bogotá.
Both women are now pursuing their PhDs - one in agricultural sciences and the other in anthropology.
December 2021 - Present
THESIS REVIEW BOARDS
I serve on the thesis review boards for two women Masters' students, one in Mexico and one in Colombia.