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Cassondra Puls

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Cassondra Puls is a research advisor for the Women's Refugee Commission. As a specialist in qualitative and mixed-method data collection in emergency settings, she advises the WRC's research, monitoring, and evaluation efforts across program areas to advance collection and analysis of rigorous data, findings, and testimony from crisis- and conflict-affected individuals to inform the WRC's programming and advocacy. Cassondra also coordinates research training and capacity-building of WRC staff and partners.

Prior to joining the WRC, Cassondra was Research Manager for the International Rescue Committee, managing an implementation study of educational service delivery in Ebola-affected communities. Previously she has designed monitoring systems, managed evaluations, conducted participatory research, and carried out trainings across a range of contexts, including Sierra Leone, Peru, India, Turkey, and the U.S., and has presented findings at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has served as an Education in Emergencies Advisor for openIDEO and was a Fulbright Fellow.

Cassondra received her Master of Arts in International Development with a focus on Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University.