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Aayushi is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to joining the 60 dB team, she did her Bachelor's in Economics along with a second major in Literature from Ashoka University where she worked extensively with development data. She has been a part of social impact research throughout her undergraduate education and undertaken various projects investigating the impact of marginalized social identities on an individual's economic outcomes. Outside of work, she loves watching foreign television, playing board games, solving jigsaw puzzles and reading. Aayushi by the numbers - Languages in music library: 11, Annual chai consumption: 700+ cups, Lifetime hours of TV watched: 4238 hours and counting
Achyut is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Previously he worked as an engine researcher at Caterpillar Inc. Achyut is a Young India Fellow from Ashoka University and holds a bachelors degree in Engineering from BMSCE, Bangalore. Outside of work he enjoys all kinds of funky music, being outdoors and making music videos of his friends. Currently he's focused on staying positive and testing negative. Achyut by the numbers - Dogs: 1; Bicycles: 5; Climbing adventures that his friends and family would disapprove of: countless
Aditya is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, he worked at Euromonitor International in their market research consulting practice, serving multinationals and government departments in the consumer goods industry. Aditya holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Master's degree in Economics from Ashoka University. He enjoys being outdoors, trying out new cuisines, geeking out on international affairs, and catching up with friends and family. Aditya by the numbers - Countries lived in: 3, Uber passenger rating: >4.7, Likelihood of finishing a TV series: 20%, Lifetime shawarma consumption: countless!
Akanksha is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' India office. She has an MA in Development and labour studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has worked extensively in primary research in themes like informal labour sector, consumer insights, political opinions and urbanization. Outside of work, Akanksha enjoys watching docu-series, loves listening to lo-fi mixes and architecture. Akanksha by the numbers: green teas tried: 30+, Harry Potter re-runs: 50+, Number of scrunchies I want to own: unlimited.
Ananya is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to joining, she worked in different roles in impact measurement and survey research, including working with United Nations Capital Development Fund and at an election analysis think-tank in India. As part of an Innovation Challenge, she has also designed an AI-assisted voice bot for women banking users in India. Ananya graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Public Administration and a specialisation in Data Analytics. Ananya by the numbers: House-plants: 33 and counting; Canvases painted: 21; Board games owned but not played: 9; Animals fostered: 10; Animals want to foster: infinite
Associate Product Manager
Anjali is an Associate Product Manager based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Anjali led projects focusing on technology and strategy as a fellow at an education non-profit in New Delhi. She holds a bachelors in computer science and math from Colorado College, and is an alumna of UWC Costa Rica. Anjali likes everything related to food, believes colouring books are cool and, still enjoys Age of Empires II. Anjali by the numbers - Languages: 3.24; # of languages able to recognize: 30+; Jigsaw puzzles completed: 41; Lipbalms finished (and not lost): 2; Free trials claimed: 27.
Audrey, also goes by Aude /ɒd/, is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Audrey worked as a Customer Experience Associate at Moringa School. She holds as BA in Neuroscience & Psychology from Princeton University and is passionate about social change. As a researcher and budding activist, Audrey is driven by the same simple set of questions : what changes can we make to improve societal conditions, are they the right changes to make & what impact do these changes actually have. Audrey enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found listening to Philosophy podcasts, dramatically reading poems to herself and consuming an embarrassing amount of different teas. Audrey by the numbers - # of plant babies: 26 and counting; # of days spent hiking and camping: 7; # of teas owned at the moment: 15
Avi is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. He entertains a diverse background in the field of design, management, research, development consulting, marketing, journalism and entrepreneurship. He has three years of experience of working with government institutions, private agencies, NGOs and international consulting firms on public policies concerning education, WASH and rural development. He firmly believes in bringing social impact by lifting up the people at the bottom of the pyramid through contemporary design thinking, research, policy development and communications. Avi is a graduate in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) with specialized interest in public policy and research. Avi by the numbers - Books written: 3, Research and Case Studies published: 12, Worked in the highest temperature: -28 Degrees, Worked in Villages: 200+, Days lived on streets: 62.
Brenda is a Research Coordinator based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. She has a background in Economics and Psychology from The University of Nairobi. Her experience in data analysis and behavioral analytics has seen her work in the Consumer Products Industry. Whenever she is not at work or in her books you can find her watching series, playing board games and caring for her pet dogs. Brenda by the numbers - Languages : 2, Dogs : 4, Number of times binge-watched all seasons of The Big Bang Theory - 6 and counting.
Researcher Experience & Strategy Lead
Runqiu Candice Ji is the Researcher Experience & Strategy Lead based in 60 Decibels' London office. Candice started her career in the advertising industry in NYC, building global brands as a brand strategist. She later co-founded a social enterprise on artisan textiles in Cambodia and engaged in impact strategy consulting in Southeast Asia. She received her MBA from the University of Oxford and her Bachelors from the University of Alabama. Whenever and wherever possible, she enjoys slow travels, great conversations over great food and grocery shopping in remote corners of the world. Candice by the numbers - cities lived: 11, daily caffeine consumption carefully managed: 3, embroidery completed: 1.
Caroline is a Research Coordinator based in the 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. She started as a Research Assistant with 60 Decibels when it was still part of Acumen. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Conflict & Peace studies and Sociology (Double Major) from the University of Nairobi. Caroline has worked in various places and has worn many hats, but notably is her contribution at Save the Children International, where she worked in the Program Development and Quality team, providing Technical Advisors with support and coordination within the East and Southern Africa Region and supported in the coordination of Communities of Practice within the region as well. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, taking long walks, having chilled out conversations, good food and amazing music. Caroline by the numbers- Countries visited: 6, highest maximum elevation from a hike: 996m (Mt. Longonot).
Deputy Energy Lead
Ciara is 60 Decibels' Deputy Energy Lead, based in New York, where she supports the development and analysis of insights to support clients in the off-grid energy sector. Prior to 60 Decibels, Ciara was Strategic Projects Manager for the Rockefeller Foundation's Power and Climate team where she supported the development of place-based partnerships in Africa and Asia to deliver reliable energy access and drive productive energy use for the world’s energy-poor. She also lead in the development of the Initiatives' first gender equity strategy. Ciara received her B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies with honors from New York University, her Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and her Masters of Law in Human Rights from SOAS. Ciara by the numbers - years spent living abroad: 6+; miles swam (in races): 6k; number of Bruce Springsteen concert's attended: 12.
Senior Software Engineer
Colleen is a Senior Software Engineer based in 60 Decibels' New York office. She was previously a visual and data journalist at The Wall Street Journal and studied journalism and information science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior BI Developer
Damian is a Senior Business Intelligence Developer based in 60 Decibels' UK office. He previously worked in the Real Estate sector and produced customer insights and trends within retail. Damian by the numbers - Nationalities: 2; Children: 1; Rescue Cat: 1; PowerBI Dances Created: 1
Devin is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' New York office. She is passionate about financial inclusion and gender equality at the intersection of impact measurement and international development. Prior to 60 Decibels, Devin worked on various monitoring and evaluation teams including at the United States Institute of Peace and at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI). She also spent time working on Randomized Control Trials of financial inclusion projects in Kenya. Devin served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Ecuador where she partnered with local governments on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment programs. She holds an MS in Development Economics from Georgetown University where she specialized in Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation. Devin is a Michigan native and University of Michigan graduate with a BA in International Studies. In her free time, she enjoys spending an abundant amount of time outside, hiking, camping, or picnicking with friends. Devin by the numbers - Open water scuba dives: 63; Most books read in a year: 49; Miles backpacked: 500+; Attempts at learning the guitar: 4
Edwin is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, Edwin worked in management consulting and deal advisory at Open Capital and PwC respectively. Edwin holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and an ACCA qualification. During his free time, you will find him either ogling over classic cars, watching documentaries, trying to be a farmer, or if you are lucky, you will find him up at 3 AM trying to learn '10 things you did not know about black holes'. Edwin by the numbers - Cars restored: 1.5; Trees planted: 500+; Re-runs of House MD: 6; Daily dose of memes, dad jokes, and puns: 40
Director of Finance
Einar is the Director of Finance based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to 60 Decibels Einar was CFO for Storm Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, for 10 years. Before that he held various senior finance roles for 10 years with the Sector Alarm group, a multi-national security firm.
He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics. Outside of work, Einar is married with two kids – and is a licensed soccer coach. Einar by the numbers - Children: 2; wife: 1; countries lived in: 4; Childhood latitude °N: 70; Number of cells in each of his Excel spreadsheets: 17,179,869,184.
Ellie is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Before starting at 60 Decibels, she worked at Fundación En Vía, a small microfinance nonprofit in Oaxaca, Mexico, and as a finance analyst at Accion International in Boston. Ellie has a B.A. from American University in Economics and International Studies. Outside of work, she’s often attempting to learn how to box or convincing someone to watch Star Wars (usually not at the same time). Ellie by the numbers - types of bugs eaten: 6; margaritas made: 721; hours spent in “Child’s Pose”: 3
Data Integrity & Systems Lead
Emily Gonzales is the Data Integrity & Systems Lead based in 60 Decibels' US office. Emily is an impact evaluation and measurement specialist with experience working in cross-sectoral international development private and public organizations, including Social Impact and Georgetown University Institute on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation. She holds a BA in International Development and Statistics from the University of Washington and an MSc in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics. Emily by the numbers - Houses lived in: 38; Active volcanoes hiked: 3; Languages attempted: 5; Sunsets chased: 150+.
Head of Product
Gabriela is Head of Product and is based in Portugal. She started her career in strategy consulting, and went on to work with non-profits and tech start-ups in Portugal, Holland and London. She also worked with Kiva, where she managed a global team of Microfinance loan reviewers. Gabi holds a Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from the VU Amsterdam, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the NOVA SBE in Lisbon. Gabi by the numbers - Cacti owned: 14; Instruments played (poorly): 5; Puzzles completed: 854; Nationalities: 2.5; Number of chilli in eye incidents: way too many.
Data Privacy & Governance Lead
Hasina is the Data Privacy & Governance Lead based in 60 Decibels' San Francisco office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, she worked at UNICEF leading their data sharing and protection portfolio. Before that, she worked at Innovations for Poverty Action where she led the organization’s Research Transparency Initiative and administered the Institutional Review Board. She has professional experience in research, evaluation, and data analysis through her work with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office, J-PAL, and other organizations. Hasina received her MIA from the University of California, San Diego and her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Hasina by the numbers - cities lived in: 12; languages spoken: 3.5; daily consumption of chai: 3; new recipes attempted: too many to count.
Hilari Mbithe Kiio
Hilari is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to joining the 60 Decibels, Hilari worked as a research assistant for the Kenya National Bureau Statistics and as a researcher for 60 Decibels. Hilari is an Actuarial Science graduate from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a data science and analytics enthusiast currently working on her qualifications with the IBM data science program. In her free time, you will find her writing poetry, publishing articles on Medium (on why Kendrick Lamar is the G.O.AT. and how Bob Dylan’s latest album is uncanny), or hiking the scenic trails of Lukenya hills. Hilari by the numbers: -Languages:2.5, Kilometers hiked:50+, scarfs knitted: 6.
Irene is a Finance Manager based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. She has a vast experience in Finance and Operations gained at KPMG Kenya. Irene joined 60dB to set up and operationalize the local financial systems and procedures for East Africa. Irene holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. She enjoys the occasional glass of wine and a nice movie after a tough day. Irene by the numbers -Nationalities: 1; Mother of: 2; Siblings: 5; Languages:2.
Ivy is a Research Coordinator based in the 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. She is a languages professional pursuing English and Literature at Kenyatta University. She started as a Research Assistant at 60 dB involved in lean data collection back in the days of Acumen. Ivy is an avid seeker for knowledge on matters of Agriculture. Outside of work, she has an unquenchable thirst for reading books. Ivy enjoys hitting the gym, traveling, listening to jazz and polishing her acquired skill on birthing photography.
Ivy is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Ivy interned at UN Habitat’s Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch, and was a Local Pathways Fellow with UN SDSN Youth. She also volunteered with various organizations in Kenya and in Mozambique. Ivy holds a BSc. (First Class Hons.) in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Nairobi. She enjoys playing board games, taking long road trips and having a good laugh. Ivy by the numbers - Languages: 2.5; National music festivals competed in: 10; Avocados sold: 210.
Senior RO Community Associate
James is a Senior RO Community Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. He holds a BSc in statistics from Moi University. James worked as an analyst and communication strategist at Strathive Digital helping shape a number of successful online campaigns, and has several years of experience as a market researcher mastering the complete spectrum of the researcher life cycle. He has a high affinity for problem solving. Most of the times when he tells you he knows a guy... he is the guy. James by the numbers - Times he beat google maps ETA: 30>, Languages spoken: 3.5, Memes collected: 8,361.
Jared is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, he worked as a Data & Learning Analyst at Ongoza Institute, where he helped cultivate a data-driven decision-making culture. Jared received his B.Sc. in Statistics and Computer Science from Technical University of Mombasa and holds a certification in Monitoring and Evaluation from Amref International University. In his free time, you will find Jared studying scriptures, listening to music, watching thriller & action movies, and planning on venturing into agriculture. Jared by the numbers: “Mutura” (traditional Kenyan sausage) base visited: too many to count, Nationalities:1, Languages:2
Jasleen is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Jasleen worked as a Research Associate with the Waste to Value team at Xynteo, a consulting firm working at the intersection of designing social impact programs and creating sustainable business models for corporates. She has completed her Master’s in Economics and Public Policy from the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics and Bachelor’s in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Jasleen has a keen eye for anything aesthetic, loves exploring different cultures and cuisines, experimenting with baking recipes, watching movies or simply engaging in conversations with people.
Jasleen by the numbers - Languages known: 5; Cities lived in: 3; Prospective places on travel bucket list: 200+; Movies/TV shows (binge) watched: 100+: Cupcakes baked > Cupcakes eaten.
Senior Software Engineer
Jay is a Senior Software Engineer based in 60 Decibels' India office. Before joining 60 Decibels Jay helped developers and software teams at enterprises transform their processes in order to build and ship robust, well-tested code. He holds a bachelor's in Computer Science from Colorado College, and is passionate about using tech for social change. Jay likes puzzles, puns, and other nerdy things like video games and sci-fi books. Jay by the numbers - Computer Languages: 3.5; Books on the to-read list: 50+; Average daily caffeine consumption: a lot
Jeff Shelton Okang'a
Shelton is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. He has a passion for Data Science and Analytics and has earned a certification in Data Science from IBM. Jeff comes in as a Final Year student studying BSc Applied Computer Technology at the United States International University Africa. In his free time, you'll find him rewatching The Big Bang Theory for the 100th time or working out in the gym. Shelton by the numbers: Deadlift highest lift(kg): 140; Languages: 3.4; Failed yoga routine starts: too many to count.
Data Integrity Associate
John is a Data Integrity Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to his time at 60dB, he was a senior field researcher and team lead for the Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH-global team). He recently managed MBrella, which was a charitable project that combined tech, insurance and behavioral science, successfully launching it in 2 informal settlements in Nairobi (one being the second largest in Africa). John loves contact sports. John by the numbers: number of siblings: 8; number of slices of bread I can eat on a good day: 14.
John is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Before joining 60 Decibels, he worked as a researcher for 60 Decibels. John has also interned at the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. He holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University. Outside of work, you will find him trying out new baking recipes, reading tech news, testing software, watching football, and car reviews. John by the numbers: Languages: 3, Plants owned: 6 Pets: 3, Football clubs supported: 4
Managing Director, Services
Kasia is the Managing Director of Services based in 60 Decibels' London office. Kasia started her career as a strategy consultant and went on to work at various start-ups in Nairobi, Jakarta and London including Innocent Drinks and M-Kopa. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was also a Fulbright Scholar and Leadership Fellow, and a First Class degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University. Kasia loves nothing more than catching up on the latest gossip with friends or co-workers, eating an inordinate amount of Polish dumplings (see below), hitting the dancefloor, and escaping the city for a mountain hike. Kasia by the numbers - Nationalities: 2; Clothes bought on sale: 92%; Lifetime pierogi consumption: 6,500+; Triathlons completed: 3; Bottom-5 finishes in triathlons: 3.
Kat is a Director based in 60 Decibels' London office, where she leads our energy work and our impact work. Prior to 60 Decibels, Kat was Associate Director of Impact at Acumen, led impact work for various social enterprises, and worked for the UN. She holds a BSc in Economics & International Development from the University of Bath and a MSc (Distinction) in Development Policy, Process, & Practice from the University of Reading. Kat loves sunshine, surfing, and travelling the world. Kat by the numbers - countries visited: 80+; top skiing speed (recorded): 125km/h; number of times watched Top Gun: too many!
Katie is a Manager and is based in Utah. She is interested in the the intersection between politics, policy making, and service delivery, and she has translated this into a career focused on public sector capacity building and social impact measurement. Prior to 60 Decibels, Katie worked as a Social Impact Bond Project manager, assisting in the development, management, and monitoring of two Social Impact Bonds in Utah. She recently received her Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and holds a Bsc in Social Policy from Northwestern University. Born in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah Katie is a lover of all things nature and adventure and spends most of her free time walking her dog through the parks of London. Katie by the numbers - Dogs: 1, Daily cups of coffee: 6, Weekly hours of Crossfit: 12, Number of times watching all seasons The West Wing: 5
Lalit is a Research Coordinator based in 60 Decibels' India office. Before transitioning into this role, Lalit worked as a Research Assistant with 60dB since 2019. He holds a B.A English Hons. (Research) degree from Shiv Nadar University in Gr. Noida. At Shiv Nadar, he also worked as a Research Assistant and translator on a project 'Documentation of Folktales through Digitization' for two years. Outside of work, Lalit runs an Instagram page - English Calling - to help rural, Hindi-medium students learn basic English and communication. Lalit is addicted to theater, sports, hiking, and making new friends. Lalit by the numbers: mountains hiked: 6+, Sports: 2, Satellites spotted in the night sky: several, Theater performances: 10+, Failed attempts in learning music instruments: 2
Senior RO Associate
Lily is a Senior Research Operations Associate based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Lily worked as a Professional Services Analyst at Ambra Health in Denver, Colorado and spent a summer in NYC interning for American Jewish World Service, an international human rights organization. She holds a BA in Sociology from Colorado College. Lily prefers cooking her own meals to eating out, enjoys practicing yoga, and capturing moments for her One Second a Day video compilation. Lily by the numbers - Smoothies made: 5,000+; Cities lived in: 7; Days spent living in a van/road tripping around New Zealand: 28
Head of Sales
Lindsay is the Head of Sales based in 60 Decibels' San Francisco office. Prior to 60 Decibels, she was CEO of SOCAP, convening social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and cross-sector leaders through world-renowned events at the intersection of money and meaning. Lindsay was previously Strategic Initiatives Officer at ImpactAssets, consulted on corporate social responsibility programs at Entrepreneurs Foundation, and started her career in financial services at Wellington Management and Lord Abbett. Lindsay graduated from Pomona College, where she was a Division III National Champion in water polo, and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. Lindsay by the numbers - changemakers convened: 20,000+, apartments lived in: 13, kids: 2 (identical twins!), sum of balls found in nearly every room of San Francisco apartment: 40+.
Lucy is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. She is a seasoned researcher with experience working in market research and retail measurement for FMCGs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Statistics and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing at the University of Nairobi. She is very passionate about data and over the years, she has learnt how to use what she loves (numbers) to tell stories that inform evidence-based decision-making and answer critical business questions. Lucy enjoys watching movies with unexpected plot twists, listening to storytelling / investigative podcasts and occasional outdoor activities. The ideal holiday destination would be the beach with Coastal cuisine. Lucy by numbers: she first scored 100% in maths at 6 years of age, implemented research studies in 12 countries, longest work out distance is 12km, languages: 3 and cities lived: 3.
Regional Research Coordination Lead
Lynette is the Regional Research Coordination Lead on the Data Integrity Team based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to 60 decibels, Lynette led Data and Research unit at M-Shule, an Ed-tech company that connects learners with tailored tutoring, training, assessments, and data through SMS. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University. Lynette loves unplanned road trips and traveling to unexplored places. Lynette by the numbers - Languages: 3.25, Highest number of hairstyles done under 24 hours: 8; Number of stray animals collected: 7.
Madeline is a Strategy Manager based in 60 Decibels’ London office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, she worked at Google in Hong Kong, where she led a pan-Asian business portfolio. Before that, she worked in New York at Google, American Express, and a start-up market research firm, AlphaSights. She recently earned an MSc in International Development Management from the London School of Economics and holds a BA in Global Health and Spanish from Brown University. Madeline is a lover of outdoor adventures and in her spare time she can be found hiking, camping, backpacking, trail running, or skiing. Madeline by the numbers - children: 1, dogs: 1, longest trail run: 50 km, longest run with a baby and dog - 0.5 km, number of attempts: 1
Malavika is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' India office. Before 60 Decibels, Malavika has worked with Samhita Social Ventures, a CSR consulting firm based in Mumbai. As a part of their Implementation vertical, she led programs in the areas of social protection, health, and solid waste management. Malavika holds a liberal arts degree from Symbiosis International University in Pune, where she specialised in Sociology. In her free time, you would find her experimenting with a new recipe in the kitchen, with a Carnatic instrumental playlist probably accompanying her process. Malavika by the numbers - Poetry readings hosted online: 6, Re-runs of The Office: 3.5, Types of cheeses tried: 17, Cities lived in: 6
Maria Campos Fernandez
Maria is an Associate based in 60 Decibels’ London office. Prior to joining 60 decibels, Maria led the commercial team at Ilumexico —a Mexican BCorp that tackles energy poverty in off-grid communities. Maria holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a B.A. in Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship from the ITESM in Mexico City. Maria enjoys swimming, watching thrillers (TV series and films) during the weekends and memes. Maria by the numbers - sisters: 2, years working on energy access: 8; number of live concerts attended: +120; dachshunds: 3.
Director of Operations
Megan is the Director of Operations and is based in Vermont. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, she worked in international development and education with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Megan received her MPA-DP from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and her Bachelors from the University of Arizona. Outside of work, Megan chases tiny humans and desperately tries (and usually fails) to finish to-do lists during nap time. Megan by the numbers - children: 2, New York apartments lived in: 5, half marathons completed in the hopes of one day enjoying running: 3, runs enjoyed so far: 0.
Michael is an Accountant based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Michael worked for five years in Texas oil & gas accounting. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Schreiner University. Michael is a certified open water SCUBA diver and an avid cycling enthusiast. He is the former assistant treasurer for the Velo Valero Cycling Team, where he rode thousands of miles to train and assist in raising tens of thousands of dollars to research a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Michael by the numbers - dogs: 2, cats: 2, invoices paid on time: tens of thousands.
Mira is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' New York office. She holds a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Miami. Before working for 60 Decibels, she spent a year and a half in India/Nepal working for Pollinate Group, a social enterprise focused on women’s empowerment and last-mile product distribution. Mira aims to leverage her field experience and passion for international development to engage in impact-driven projects with different communities around the world. She has the goal of starting her own social enterprise one day. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Mira looking up restaurant reviews, socialising virtually with friends (so she doesn’t have to leave home), or napping in her hammock. Mira by the numbers - Soccer games played: 65, Number of goals made: 0; AirBNBs researched and favourited: 1083, AirBNBs rented: 3; Marathons completed: 2, Half Marathons completed: 6
Mouna is a Finance Manager based in 60 Decibels' New York office.
Nate is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' San Francisco office. Before joining 60 Decibels, Nate held a number of roles in impact measurement and market research, including working for Kiva and a macroeconomic research and consultancy firm. He managed research projects that evaluated economic development and investment competitiveness in Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, and Morocco. Nate graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in International Relations and French. Nate by the numbers - countries lived in: 10, dogs: 2, ethnicities : 3, # of Reese’s PB cups eaten: too many to admit.
Head, Kenya Office
Nilah is the Head of the Office based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office, where she leads our East Africa team and work in gender. She is an international development and gender specialist with experience consulting to social enterprises, impact investors, corporates, and development agencies on social impact, inclusive business, and women's economic empowerment. Nilah has a BA in International Relations and Economics from Boston University and a MA in Gender Studies from SOAS University of London. Nilah is often planning her next trip to a beach, and is a lover of travel, different cuisines, deep conversations, and a challenging workout. Nilah by the numbers - countries lived in: 5; kids: 3; lifetime dosas consumed: 5,000+; half marathons completed: 3.
Niranjan is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Niranjan completed his MBA with a focus on social impact at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Before this, he worked at Tata Trusts, an Indian philanthropic organization leading programs in skill development, rural livelihoods and internal strategy. Outside work, he enjoys cooking, trekking and running. Niranjan by the numbers: # of states traveled in India – 24 out of 28; # of languages spoken – 4.5 (English, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and trying to learn Odia; # of Himalayan treks completed – 3
Head of Corporate BD
Peter is the Head of Corporate BD based in 60 Decibels' London office, where he leads our work in corporate supply chains. Prior to joining 60 decibels, he led business development and sales at Cervest, a climate tech working with farmers and food companies to adapt to a more volatile climate. Peter also worked for 8 years at Tesco, leading large scale transformation as well as negotiating longer term, mutually sustainable agreements with food producers. He has advised and worked globally with Fortune 500 companies, startups, nonprofits and the World Bank on Strategy and Change programmes. Peter is also the co-founder of Greener Beans a shopping platform to incentivise a more sustainable food system. Peter received his Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from McGill University. When he’s not at work or at home, he can be found at the ice hockey rink. Peter by the numbers - Children: 3, Dogs: 1, Countries lived in: 4, Languages spoken: 2.5, Yoga classes attended: 973, Flexibility rating: 0
Philitricia is an Analyst at 60 Decibels Nairobi Team. Prior to joining the 60dB team, she did her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Middlebury College where she took overarching courses between Economics, Development and Gender. She then moved on to work at Lucrotec as a Research Intern in Washington DC and then to Boston as a Student Services Representative at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She also worked as a Research Intern at KETRACO. Outside of work, Philitricia enjoys watching TV shows, listening to music, hiking, and reading. By the numbers - countries lived in: 3, highest maximum elevation from a hike: 996m (Mt. Longonot), longest distance trekked: 30km.
Pranav is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Pranav supported the sanitation, energy, and healthcare verticals at Institute for Transformative Technologies, a social enterprise leveraging advanced technology to tackle global poverty; he is also the co-founder of OneDay Health, a network of primary care clinics in Uganda. He has completed his Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Electronics Engineering from Shiv Nadar University. Pranav speaks five languages, is trained in Carnatic classical music, enjoys well-made chai, and more recently is learning how to Salsa! Pranav by the numbers - Languages: 5; Stage performances: 13; Conversations with strangers: 1,000+; Teas tried: 25.
Ramiro Rejas Carrera
Ramiro is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels’ London office. Prior to switching to social impact, he was an investment banker working on M&A transactions in Canada and Latin America. He is particularly interested in financial inclusion and education. Ramiro has an MBA from London Business School and a BCom from the University of British Columbia. Outside of work, he enjoys playing football and squash, having great food, and playing the guitar. Ramiro by the numbers – hours spent listening to podcasts: +12 per week; dog sitting clients: 10 and counting; Arsenal games watched: +800.
Sales Operations Manager
Rebecca is a Sales Operations Manager in Business Development based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, Rebecca was awarded a Fulbright to explore the rise of the impact investing space in Mexico and Latin America. She lived in Mexico City and led ecosystem-building initiatives at New Ventures Group, an impact accelerator and investment fund. Rebecca graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business and a concentration in Latin America. Rebecca by the numbers - Miles hiked on the Appalachian Trail: ~150; Pounds of boiled peanuts consumed: > 85; Crossword puzzles completed without phoning a friend: 0.
Riya is an Analyst based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, she studied Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, where she worked on projects at the Jodrell Bank Observatory and conducted research on the LHCb and ATLAS colliders at CERN. Outside of work, she can be found roaming the city, trying to find its best kept secrets, trying very hard to start learning to play the ukulele and sipping a truly ungodly amount of tea. Riya by the numbers – Languages spoken : 4.12 (perpetually trying to learn French), Cats I’ve been owned by : 3, Ovens broken by over-baking : 2, Number of horror movies watched: 19395+ and it’s still not nearly enough.
Chief Executive Officer
Sasha is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer based in 60 Decibels' New York office. Prior to 60 Decibels Sasha worked for 12 years at Acumen, first as Director of Business Development and then as Chief Innovation Officer, where he helped create Lean Data, +Acumen, and led the Acumen Fellows Program. Sasha has also worked at GE Capital, IBM, and the microfinance division of Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and he received his MBA and MPA-ID from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Sasha by the numbers - Blog posts written: 1,100; Father of 3; Languages: 5; Nationalities: 2; Squash rating: 4.8.
Shivani is a Research Coordinator based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to this, she has worked on data driven projects which included real life case studies of amazon, uber etc. She holds a bachelors in Technology from IP university, Delhi. She is truly passionate about data and how it can help bring a social change at the root level. Outside of work, she enjoys running, dancing and is obsessed with fiction literature. Shivani by numbers - Marathons completed - 5, Failed attempts at learning violin - 9, Half completed sudokus - 200+, Shows binge watched - more than she'd like to admit.
Shruti is a Senior Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Shruti worked on primary data collection projects in the MSME, Financial Inclusion, and Gender thematic areas. She holds a BA in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and an MS in Economics from Tufts University. On most weekends, she can be found climbing rocks or hosting board game nights. Shruti by the numbers - Unread emails: 0, Funny/scandalous public transport stories: 4, Number of people converted into Radiohead fans: 14, Out of context facts known: countless.
Sinclare is a Research Coordinator based in 60 Decibels’ Nairobi Office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels she worked as a Trade Development Representative at Safaricom PLC, a researcher at 60 Decibels, and a credit intern at Ecobank Kenya Ltd. She holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce-Finance option from The Co-operative University of Kenya and PART II certification in (CIFA) Certified Investment and Financial Analyst by KASNEB. In her free time, she loves culinary arts, interior design, home decor, swimming, dancing and photography. Sinclare by the numbers - Languages: 3; Siblings: 1 (Twin); Selfies, photos and videos: Too many to count.
Srilatha is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Srilatha worked in the office of the CEO at HealthSetGo, a healthcare enterprise that provides school-based health solutions for non-communicable disease prevention. She holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Ashoka University, where she was a part of the liberal arts undergraduate program. Srilatha loves talking to people in order to learn more about the world around her. She loves running, exploring multiple cuisines, and is always up for a cup of coffee. Srilatha by the numbers - Languages known: 3.5, Cities: 4, Plants owned: 6, Kilometres run: 350+, Lifetime Pad Thai consumption: 500+.
Steve is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Steve worked in management consulting and project management at Open Capital and Jumia Kenya respectively. Steve holds a BSc. in International Business Administration from USIU-Africa. He is passionate about the SDGs and sustainability. Outside of work he enjoys running and playing board games. Steve by the numbers -number of magic card tricks performed:3, number of house plants owned:7, number of stamps collected:50+.
Susan is a Research Coordinator based in the 60 Decibels' Nairobi Office. She has a wealth of experience in both market and social research that spans over 10 years.
She has previously worked in both local and international Research companies acquiring proficiency in decoding client research briefs, proposal writing, project design and execution as well as results presentation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management and Economics degree from Moi University. Susan loves singing and vacationing. Susan by numbers: Siblings -7, Cats - 1, Languages - 3
Chief Strategy Officer
Tom is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer based in 60 Decibels' London office. Tom has held various leadership roles across the public, private and charitable sectors. Immediately before 60dB Tom was the Chief Impact Officer at Acumen, and prior to that worked in Ethiopia and Nigeria for the Department for International Development. Tom has also worked for the Foreign Office, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Credit Suisse. He holds a Masters degree (distinction) in Development Economics from SOAS. Tom by the numbers - Children: 4, Rescue dogs: 1, Cancers beaten: 1, Night club promotions companies founded: 2, Failed meditation attempts: too many to count.
Head, India Office
Tripti is the Head of Office based in 60 Decibels' India office. Before 60 Decibels, Tripti led the BI and strategy unit for an ed-tech social enterprise in Mumbai, and was an economic consultant with Analysis Group in Boston and Washington D.C. Tripti has an undergraduate degree (Economics and International Global Studies) and a master's degree (International Economics and Finance) from Brandeis University, Boston. Tripti by the numbers - Languages: 3, highest altitude trekked: 5,200 M: minutes spent in headstand: 3, number of houseplants kept alive: 0
Varsha is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Varsha worked as an analyst at Socion Advisors, a social development advisory firm that amplifies the impact of sustainable development projects at scale. She graduated from Ashoka University with a bachelor's in Economics and International Relations. She enjoys the beach-side, is trained in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance), loves all things home decor and often watches films that make very little sense to her. Varsha by the numbers - Cities: 5; Stage shows: 19; Frisbee catches missed: too many; Cheescakes finished (alone): 80+
Venu Aggarwal is a Director at 60 Decibels and is based in Washington, D.C. She leads our work in Agriculture. Prior to 60 Decibels, she worked at Acumen for 6 years. Venu started her career as management consultant at McKinsey & Company and PRADAN, a grassroots non-profit in India focused on livelihood generation. Venu holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelors in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. Venu by the numbers: countries visited: 30+, # of locks broken: 10+, # of languages: 2.5, # of attempts to make that 3: too many to count
Victor is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. He is interested in financial inclusion and has experience in software implementation, banking and management consulting. Prior to 60 Decibels, he worked at Open Capital as a Senior Analyst. He holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University and is a CFA level II candidate. Victor enjoys exploring the outdoors, football and enchiladas. Victor by the numbers - Countries visited: 5; Wisdom teeth extracted: 4; Canoe trips: 3; Languages understood: 2.7
Vivian is an Associate based in 60 Decibels' Nairobi office. Before 60 Decibels, she worked for an implementing partner, as a Monitoring and Evaluation assistant in the Global Fund HIV prevention program among key population, specifically, female sex workers. She holds a BSc. in Project Planning and Management from Moi University. Vivian loves huge masses of water and if she were to sing in a choir, she would be an alto. Vivian by the numbers - Siblings: 3, Languages: 2.5, Foods allergic to: 0
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