Jessie Press-Williams

Jessie graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Economics. While at MIT, she worked on environmental initiatives in Indonesia, conducted research on local innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana and Tanzania, and gained experience working on community development projects in Zambia. She was also involved with Sigma Kappa, freshman advising, and MIT’s Formula SAE electric competition racecar team. After graduation, Jessie moved to Lusaka, Zambia, as an Associate with IDinsight, an NGO which helps social sector practitioners generate and use evidence to improve decision-making. During her time at IDinsight, she has worked in the public health sector, water and sanitation infrastructure improvement in Zambia, and smallholder agriculture in Uganda.

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