Deborah Walnicki is the data and digital product coordinator for the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER) at the GIRL Center and is based in New York. In her role she oversees data-collection and data-management processes for the EGER database, contributes to the production of EGER’s digital content, and builds partnerships between EGER and the global gender and education community.
Prior to joining the Council, Walnicki worked as a consultant for Young Lives, where her research focused on the causes and consequences of childhood poverty, as well as methodological learning and data management in international development research. Previously, she worked as an administrative specialist in the Human Rights Initiative at the Open Society Foundations and as a Fulbright Fellow in Malaysia.
She holds an MPhil in development studies from the University of Oxford, where her thesis research focused on conditional cash transfers as they relate to education, child labor, and child well-being in Peru. She also holds a BA in sociology and human services from the State University of New York at New Paltz.