Lilianna is passionate about the use of data and technology in the development sector. She is excited to work as a Field Manager with partners and end users to develop strategies for sustainable adoption of mobile technology. By understanding the daily work of frontline workers and the contexts in which they collect data, Lilianna hopes to improve the processes by which decision makers ultimately allocate resources to development efforts, evaluate the efficiency of programs, and support the efforts of frontline workers.
Lilianna recently completed the American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship for Service in New Delhi where she worked as a Data Analyst for the mission-driven data startup SocialCops. As an analyst Lilianna focused on using public government data to evaluate the efficiency of central government schemes in India. Through this experience she was exposed to the potential positive impact of data-driven decision making as well as the challenges with currently available data.
Prior to the Clinton fellowship Lilianna interned with several organizations in India and Ghana focusing on education, human trafficking, corporate social responsibility, and children’s rights. Lilianna majored in International Development Studies at Grinnell College in Iowa and spent her third year of college studying Hindi and Economics in Pune and New Delhi, India.