Maria Wrabel holds an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and an MS in Food and Nutrition Policies and Programs from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. While in graduate school, she focused on multi-sectoral programs addressing to food insecurity and undernutrition in humanitarian contexts. As part of her degree she completed an internship with Action Against Hunger in northeast Nigeria where she coordinated an effectiveness and sustainability study of a community-led WASH program throughout Yobe State. While at Tufts she worked as a research assistant with the Feinstein International Center, supporting case studies of the challenges and constraints of information and analysis in classifying food insecurity and declaring famine. She also managed the Research Engagement on Food Interventions for Nutritional Effectiveness (REFINE) project of the USAID/FFP Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR). Prior to beginning the Leland Fellowship, she worked as an assessment officer with the REACH Initiative in Iraq, leading research to inform the cash and livelihoods responses of humanitarian actors. Originally from Connecticut, Maria holds a BA in Global Development Studies from Stetson University.
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