Associate, Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi
During her MGA, Ariana specialized in global civil society, with a focus on environmental studies, examining the role of environmental policy in relation to conflict/security and poverty in developing economies. For her MGA internship, Ariana managed a field research project on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, which looked at the public health implications of the islands’ conservation policies. She is currently a Research Associate at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Busara Center provides consulting and research services in behavioural economics and impact evaluation to improve program, policy and product design. In this role Ariana is responsible for project acquisition, client and budget management, study design, and data collection and analysis, for both field and lab-based studies.