Technical Assistance Manager
Before her role as Technical Assistance Manager, Nafees was a Princeton in Africa Fellow at Village Enterprise, launching the business planning tool, working on the financial inclusion pilot project, redesigning the conservation program, and rolling out M&E tools for pilot projects. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a degree in Government focusing on International Relations, a minor in French, and a certificate in Muslim-Christian Relations. She studied abroad in Turkey, Egypt, and France. While at Georgetown, she was a Manager at The Corp, the largest student-run business in the US, and hosted a radio show called ‘Riot on the Radio’. In the north of Pakistan, she interviewed micro-entrepreneurs for Sarhad Rural Support Program’s monitoring and evaluations team. She helped start-up Swat Relief Initiative, an NGO that helps victims of Taliban occupation of Swat, Pakistan. Upon graduation, Nafees worked as a Fellow at the United Nations Information Center. She then worked as a Senior Associate at Chemonics International, where she managed the last USAID project in Mongolia, which worked to increase the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. She enjoys reading, planking, anything to do with John Oliver, and long walks on the farm.