Christina Synowiec is a program director on the learning and experimentation team at Results for Development. She joined R4D in September 2012 and has worked across the organization’s health, education, early childhood development, and child protection initiatives. Previously, she was at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she earned her MSc in Public Health as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.
Ms. Synowiec works on R4D’s growing portfolio of program monitoring, learning, and evaluation initiatives to support internal learning opportunities for our health and education programs – called our Learning Lab approach. R4D has applied this approach in partnership with a range of partners including Mobile Creches, the UBS Optimus Foundation, Worldreader, and Pearson. Ms. Synowiec and team are now partnering with USAID’s Global Development Lab to pilot Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) with up to 15 pilots to address the need for systematic approaches to learning and adaptation.
Prior to joining R4D in 2010, Ms. Synowiec was a Senior Research Analyst at the Advisory Board Company, where she designed and executed best practice research studies analyzing key economic and political trends affecting U.S. hospitals. She has field experience in Latin America, conducting research on internal displacement in Nicaragua and Colombia and leading international delegations to Mexico and Venezuela. As a Fulbright Grantee, she also lived in South Korea in the Jeollanam-do province. Ms. Synowiec holds a Bachelors of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (Magna Cum Laude) specializing in international human rights from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.