I lead our Instagram Research team, which is responsible for building products that strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Before joining Instagram, I led Facebook’s Protect and Care Research team. Prior to Facebook, I was a co-founder and Director of Invest in Knowledge, a nonprofit working in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide data collection and research services while building local research capacity. My research in the areas of social networks, culture, health, mobile banking, and entrepreneurship have taken me on fun adventures throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, South America, Latin America, and Antarctica.