Dan Robinson is I4DI’s Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL). Dan has more than ten years of experience in international development including roles in MERL, program management, business development, and research. Dan joins I4DI following several years with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) including roles with the USAID Center for Economics and Market Development and the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security. Dan has expertise in USAID’s MERL, Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), program management, and contract processes and has worked as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for two USAID projects.

Dan has additional long-term work experience with ACDI/VOCA in Tanzania and Washington DC, as part of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program, and with Olam International in Ghana, as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. Dan holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Master of Science in Food Policy & Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, both of which are parts of Tufts University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Georgetown University.

Sarah Dawn Petrin is I4DI’s Conflict & Displacement Consultant. Ms. Petrin has over 20 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, leading teams in complex emergencies and advising governments, United Nations agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Lauren Ropp is an Associate Director at I4DI. Lauren brings 12 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating social and environmental impact initiatives across all regions of the world (w/ particular expertise in sub-Saharan Africa) for INGOs, bilateral and multilateral institutions, startups, Fortune 500s,
Azra Kacapor Nurkic is a Co-founder and CEO of I4DI. As a senior expert in program quality and impact, Dr. Nurkic provides leadership to I4DI associates and technical assistance to clients and partners in results-based management, design, monitoring, and evaluation of international development programs.