As a Technical Officer for the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, Miriam supports global advocacy, technical assistance, and research around the Graduation Approach. Miriam brings over four years of experience in the fields of youth employability and urban housing upgrading. Prior to joining BRAC USA, Miriam worked with FHI 360 in Morocco, where she supported planning, coordination, and Monitoring & Evaluation for a youth employability program. Previously, as a Fulbright Researcher and Boren Scholar in Morocco, she conducted qualitative research on the impact of a slum upgrading program and its effectiveness in engaging beneficiaries.
Miriam holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from DePaul University.