Core Team

Karen Austrian Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Karen Austrian
GIRL Center Director

Emily Cho Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Emily Cho
Research Communications and Uptake Coordinator

Angel del Valle Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Angel Del Valle
Country Representative

Nicole Haberland Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Nicole Haberland
Senior Associate

Md Irfan Hossain Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Md. Irfan Hossain
Senior Program Officer

Sarah Islam Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Sarah Islam
GIRL Center Manager

Meredith Kozak Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Meredith Kozak
EGER Project Manager

Anne-Caroline Midy Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Anne-Caroline Midy
Project Coordinator

Dela Nai Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Dela Nai
Associate I

Arindam Nandi Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Arindam Nandi
Associate II

Deborah Walnicki Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Deborah Walnicki
EGER Data & Digital Product Coordinator

Fatima Zahra Ideas. Evidence. Impact.

Fatima Zahra
Associate I

The GIRL Center brings together the Council’s foremost thinkers on adolescent girls across 50 countries with expertise in diverse research methodologies and issues.

External Research Collaborators

  • Emma Chikovore, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Jeremiah Chikovore, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  • Justin Dansou, University of Parakou, Benin
  • Kelly Hallman, Indigenous Justice Circle, United States
  • Caroline Kabiru, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
  • Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Tia Palermo, University at Buffalo, Policy Research Solutions (PRESTO) LLC, United States
  • Zewdneh Sabe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and based in Ethiopia
  • Simona Simona, University of Zambia
  • Aditya Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Oluwaseyi Somefun (Seyi), University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Learn more about our External Research Collaborators.