Research Assistants

Amir Jilani

Amir is a graduate student at the McCourt School of Public Policy, focusing on economic development within the Master’s in Public Policy program. Amir has been working on evaluating a series of projects with gui2de since April 2015, including the High Hopes mobile savings project in Kenya. In addition, Amir worked with gui2de over summer 2015 to assist with the endline survey for SWASH+, the nationwide scale-up of Zusha and the design and development of an Early Childhood Development project in Uganda in collaboration with UNICEF. Prior to attending Georgetown, Amir worked as an Economist for an economic consulting firm in Australia.




Nahal Jalali

Nahal is a second year Master’s of Public Policy (MPP) student, with an interest in international economic development policy. Over the summer of 2015 Nahal worked to expand gui2de’s road safety intervention in Kenya (Zusha!) to other East African countries, specifically Rwanda. Prior to attending Georgetown Nahal worked with a small non-profit organization managing an array of development projects in India and Nepal.






Natalie Duarte

Natalie is pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP), concentrating in international development policy from the McCourt School at Georgetown University. Over the 2015 summer, Natalie worked for gui2de in Uganda where she initiated work on the design and development of a project aimed at eliminating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in collaboration with UNICEF. She is currently working as a Research Assistant for gui2de, evaluating results from the SWASH+ project in Kenya. Prior to arriving at Georgetown, Natalie worked in the Mayor’s office in LA on issues related to gang violence reduction and youth development.