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{ Management Team }

Leah Horgan
Leah Horgan

Leah is currently working towards her MFA in the MDP Field Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She previously worked as Design and Communications Manager at MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and currently assists with TAMTAM's design and communications needs.

Leah Kaplow
Leah Kaplow

Leah is the current President of TAMTAM. She is a student in the joint-degree program between Harvard Kennedy School (MPA/ID) and Business School (MBA). Prior to graduate school, she worked in McKinsey and Company's Boston Office for a few years before moving to the Lagos, Nigeria Office. There, she worked for McKinsey's Global Public Health practice to improve health commodity supply chains in Nigeria and Ethiopia. She is also a graduate of Harvard College.

Lisa Chen
Lisa Chen

Lisa is Director of Measurement & Evaluation at Bridge International Academies and focuses on developing a foundation to consistently and accurately measure pupil gains and academic performance over time. Prior to Bridge, Lisa served jointly as the Head of Strategy & Operations and a Research Manager at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), where she led the centers’ development efforts and managed impact evaluation projects related to school-based interventions in Kenya.

Lynette Bye
Surili Sheth Rhodes

Lynette is an undergraduate at Harvard University studying psychology with interests in social, decision-making, and positive psychology. She manages the startup Enduring Legacy Publishers, and is a fellow with the Harvard Effective Altruism group interested in applying evidence and reason to more effectively do good in the world. She previously interned doing website analysis and communication strategy for Wingu, a nonprofit technology consulting firm in Argentina.

Rae Dong
Rae Dong

Rae graduated from Duke University with a degree in Philosophy, concentrating in medical ethics, and a minor in Economics. At Duke, Rae was heavily involved with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, an on campus “think and do tank,” and also spent a summer at a health care NGO in New Delhi, India. Previously a management consultant with Bain & Company in Boston, Rae is currently a consultant to global health programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Shawn Powers
Shawn Powers

Shawn is a Policy Manager at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), where he manages the Education and Labor Markets programs. He has conducted research and advocacy on programs to fight poverty in a variety of settings, including as a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines, an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, and Director of Advocacy at Food Bank of Alaska. Shawn is a graduate of Williams College, the University of Cambridge, and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

{ Board of Directors }

Adina Rom
Adina Rom

Adina is studying international development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously she was a Research Associate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley and Director of Operations at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Kenya. She studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva and also worked for the Swiss mission to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch before.

Dina Pomeranz
Dina Pomeranz

Dina is an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School, where she conducts research in development economics including large-scale randomized field experiments. Previously, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She has Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and BA and MA degrees in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Hannah Pitt
Hannah Pitt

Hannah Pitt currently works as an International Policy Associate at the Center for Clean Air Policy. Prior she worked at the Yale University Economic Growth Center, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducted quantitative analysis, oversaw data collection for large-scale household surveys and managed program implementation for a number of academic studies on economic development in low-income countries.Hannah holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Science from Northwestern University and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.