On July 20, 2011, the UN declared a famine in South Central Somalia, which killed some 260,000 people (Checchi and Robinson 2013). Though Somalia was the worst affected country, the…
Heather was an assistant researcher at the center in 2011 and 2013. She provided research and operational support to the “Lessons Learned from the Somalia Famine” project.
Heather has previously worked on the HUNASP/ACAPS and CIDA Food Security projects and has worked on several projects in Ethiopia through CARE and Save the Children.
Heather holds an M.S. in food policy and applied nutrition and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University.