Carson Christiano is the Executive Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a hub for research on poverty and global development headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. Carson provides leadership to the Center’s scientific development, partnership, and outreach efforts. Since 2011, she has worked with faculty, donors, and partners to organize research initiatives across a range of important topics, including technology, financial inclusion, and energy. Prior to joining CEGA, Carson worked with Innovations for Poverty Action where she coordinated a large-scale, randomized evaluation of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions in Western Kenya. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University.