Maria serves as a Program Cycle Mechanism Specialist currently embedded in the Education and Youth Division in USAID’s Office of Sustainable Development, Africa Bureau.
Maria brings over a decade of experience in research, programmatic design, and monitoring and evaluation planning to her role with Environmental Incentives. As a program evaluator for over 20 projects across three continents, she has a strong background in building client capacity, strengthening performance management, creating indicators, guiding program and policy reforms, and advising local monitoring and evaluation efforts. Her topic area expertise includes education, reproductive and maternal health, and child and hazardous labor interventions.
Maria believes that data can be a transformative tool for learning and growth.