• Justin Grider is a Bay Area native from Concord, CA. He received his BS in Economics from Saint Mary’s College of California and MS in International Development Economics from University of San Francisco. Most recently, Justin worked as a Field Researcher in Ethiopia leading a rigorous impact evaluation to quantify the impact of wheelchair allocation. He will be managing the implementation of a Randomized Controlled Trial, and our Field Monitoring Program, including data collection and analysis, development of surveys and tools and cooperating with M&E partners throughout East Africa. He used to play soccer for Saint Mary’s and loves to play whenever he has time. He also enjoys any outdoor activity, from hiking to fishing to everything in between.

    Justin Grider
  • Kate hails from Chicago and graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2013, majoring in African Regional Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. During her time at Georgetown, Kate studied in Paris, Rwanda, and most recently Ghana, where she spent a semester at the University of Ghana in Legon. While in school she worked at the Rwandan Embassy, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation. Before joining the Village Enterprise team, Kate worked at the South African Consulate on business and trade development projects. In her free time, Kate enjoys trying new foods, reading, and playing soccer.

    Kate Reott
  • Jamie is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda and will be working with Village Enterprise’s Monitoring and Evaluation team throughout her service.  Originally from Norwich, CT, Jamie received her undergraduate degree in Business Economics and Health/Wellness/Nutrition from the University of Maine in Farmington. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Community Economic Development and Sustainability from the University of Southern Maine. Jamie enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, canoeing and traveling with friends.

    Jamie Shead
    Peace Corps Volunteer

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