3rd Class, 2005-2007
Field Placement: Mercy Corps, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Sylvie conducted a survey of the Mongolian livestock and meat sub-sector for Mercy Corps, identifying constraints and opportunities along the value chain in order to determine how Mercy Corps could better support its herder clients. Sylvie also led a team in the design and implementation of a survey to assess herder socio-economic conditions and evaluate the impact of Mercy Corps on the herders and cooperatives it has worked with.
Policy Placement: Mercy Corps, Washington, DC
Working in the economic development and food resources units, Sylvie was part of a team that provided the vision and implementation strategy for the MicroMentor program’s first year at Mercy Corps. (MicroMentor helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses through mentoring relationships with experienced business professionals.) Sylvie also participated in drawing up the Mercy Corps food security approach and in upgrading a food security assessment tools website.
Sylvie holds an MPS in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University and an MA in Human Geography from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She served as a natural resource management advisor in northern Togo through the Peace Corps and has led field research projects in Venezuela and Vietnam. She is fluent in Spanish and French.