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, and governments. At I4DI, she oversees a portfolio of private and public sector projects to ensure their successful implementation, build and manage client and partner relationships, and advance I4DI’s strategic positioning and business development. Lauren also contributes to thought leadership and strategy within the company’s climate and sustainability practice.

Prior to joining I4DI, Lauren was Deputy Country Director of One Acre Fund in Ethiopia, where she helped scale agroforestry and climate-smart agriculture programming for smallholder farmers. She also led operations for a One Acre Fund and IDinsight-sponsored randomized controlled trial in rural Tanzania, testing an innovative asset transfer program with 2,000 farming families. Over the course of her career, Lauren has worked across a range of domains, including climate adaptation and resilience, agriculture, agroforestry, supply chain sustainability, impact & performance evaluation, health systems strengthening, education, and emergency response.

Lauren holds an M.S. in International Development and Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (Global Human Development Program), and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Rutgers University.

Vahid Rahic is I4DI’s mobile app developer. He works on developing cross-platform mobile apps and translating code into user-friendly applications using the latest technologies. Mr. Rahic brings to the I4DI software engineering team experience related to developing, implementing, and adopting new technologies for the
Jigyasa Sidana serves as the Program Management and MERL Associate at I4DI, where she provides thought leadership and technical assistance in strategic business development, project design and implementation, and innovation within Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL). With seven years of experience across diverse
Beth Sorel is a Program Management and MERL associate at I4DI. With a background spanning humanitarian action, international relations, and judicial advocacy, Beth's professional journey has taken her through various academic institutions and NGOs, including M.I.T's Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Harvard T.H. Chan School