Lauren LaRochelle is a monitoring evaluation (M&E) specialist currently working with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization focused on resilient food systems. At CNFA, she supports USAID and USDA-funded development programs to design systems to help projects monitor their results and impact. Before joining CNFA, she worked in M&E with other non-profits in the Washington DC area, including IESC and FHI360. Her career has taken her on M&E assignments around the world, including West Africa, East Africa, Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia. Lauren earned a B.A. in International Affairs from American University with a minor in Spanish language. By joining the Tufts MAHA program, she hopes to gain more insight into foreign aid in emergency contexts and learn from peers with similar passions. In her free time, you can find Lauren harvesting the vegetables she grows on her balcony garden, hiking with her husband, or spending time with her 13 year-old black lab.