Meet the Team

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Joined GI: 2014
Education: B.Sc in Human Geography (University of Bristol)
Ph.D. in International Political Economy (University of Cambridge)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Machester and Brighton, UK
Passport: United Kingdom

Alan Hudson

Executive Director

Alan joined Global Integrity in April 2014 as Managing Director for Policy and Advocacy and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in January 2015. Alan has more than 20 years of experience working to understand and improve governance in a variety of different roles. Before joining Global Integrity, Alan was the Policy Director for Transparency and Accountability at the ONE Campaign. Alan worked for the UK’s development agency (DFID), the Overseas Development Institute, the UK Parliament, the Open University and the University of Cambridge. Alan studied Human Geography at the University of Bristol and completed a Ph.D. on the relationship between globalization and sovereignty at the University of Cambridge. Alan’s professional passion is to put country-level learning at the center of the open governance agenda.

 

Johannes Tonn

Director of Programs & Partnerships

Johannes joined Global Integrity in April 2013 and leads a number of research projects, methodology thinking and partnership efforts. Prior to joining Global Integrity he worked on a variety of governance projects, including social accountability-focused grassroots work with the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and supporting the decentralization process in Ecuador with the German Development Corporation (GIZ). Before moving to DC, Johannes worked for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Nigeria, facilitating the implementation of a community-resilience project in the Niger Delta. Johannes obtained his Masters in political science, economics and international law at Heidelberg University, Germany, concentrating on the political economy of coordination processes within international organizations.

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Joined GI: 2013
Education: M.A. in Political Science / Development Studies, Heidelberg University
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Walsrode, Germany
Passport: Germany
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Joined GI: 2014
Education: MBA (expected), concentration in Nonprofit Management, The George Washington University School of Business
BS, History, International Relations and Classics, Grand Valley State University
BA, Business Administration, Economics, and Communications, Hope College
Languages: English, Spanish (basic), Ki-Swahili (basic)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Passport: USA

Scott Rumpsa

Director of Operations & Programs

Scott Rumpsa is Director of Operations & Programs at Global Integrity. He joined Global Integrity in January 2014 and worked in management and leadership roles on GI’s efforts in a number of research initiatives, including on the Global Integrity Report, the Africa Integrity Indicators and the Money, Politics and Transparency project. He is now guiding GI’s operations, and is deeply involved in all aspects of GI’s work. Most recently, he has been concentrating on the positioning of adaptive learning and management practices at the core of GI’s administrative and programmatic operations. Prior to joining Global Integrity, he led the in-country work of a variety of international development projects, including rural programming in the water, sanitation, agriculture, health, and microfinance sectors. He is expected to complete his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from The George Washington School of Business in May of 2017. His earlier degrees covered a breadth of topics, including economics, history, and international relations.

Michael Moses

Director of Programs & Advocacy

Michael joined Global Integrity in October 2013. He leads our work on multi-stakeholder governance initiatives (MSGIs), including the Open Government Partnership. He also leads Global Integrity’s money in politics workstream, as well as our advocacy efforts.  Before coming to Global Integrity, Michael lived rural Bulgaria, where he worked with local NGOs and municipal authorities to improve service delivery and the local business environment. He has managed fieldwork investigating electoral strategies in Ireland, undertaken human rights advocacy work in India, and helped connect cultural entrepreneurs in Mexico. Michael has also worked in South Africa. He holds a master’s degree in International Development from Georgetown University, where his studies concentrated on quantitative analysis and governance, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

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Joined GI: 2013
Education: MA, International Development, Georgetown University

BA, Political Science and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Languages: English, Bulgarian, Spanish
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Boone, NC
Passport: United States
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Joined GI: 2015
Education: MA (2013) Development Studies, Universidad de los Andes

BA (2010) Political Science, Universidad de los Andes

BS (2009) Psychology, Universidad de los Andes

Languages: English, Spanish
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Cucuta, Colombia
Passport: Colombia

Jorge Florez

Manager, Research

Prior to joining Global Integrity in July 2015, Jorge worked with the Results for Development Institute and the National Democratic Institute. Before coming to the US, Jorge advised the Colombian government on citizen engagement and social accountability programs with a focus on developing tools and methods for citizen engagement, building grassroots’ capacities, and using dialogue, research, and evidence to improve policy making. He also conducted research on governance in Latin America with a special interest in the interaction between civil society, accountability institutions, and government programs to address pressing challenges about urban planning, social exclusion, and the environment. He is most interested in finding ways to improve collaborative problem solving through evidence and the proactive use of transparency and citizen engagement. Jorge is excited to have the opportunity to learn from his fellow team members and Global Integrity’s worldwide network of professionals.

Nada Zohdy

Manager, OpenGovHub

Nada joined Global Integrity in September 2015, and is a recent graduate of the Master of Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a Pforzheimer Nonprofit Fellow at Harvard, she pursued two focus areas: democracy/governance, and social innovation/ entrepreneurship. Prior to Harvard, Nada worked in Washington at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), where she managed a program that mentored 10 local think tank and policy advocacy nonprofits in four transitioning Arab countries. Her interactions with over 20 nonprofits over the last decade fuel her interest in social impact/innovation. Nada is committed to tackling civic challenges, building community, and promoting impact in the nonprofit/social sector. She is particularly passionate about linking the fields of democracy/governance and social innovation to transform civic participation, locally and globally.

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Joined GI: 2015
Education:

MPP (2013), Harvard Kennedy School of Government

BA (2010) International Relations, Michigan State University

Languages: Arabic, English
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Passport: USA

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Joined GI: September 2016
Education: Ph.D, in Political Science (Comparative African Politics) [coursework complete], University of Maryland, College Park
MA in Strategic Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Paris
BA in Sociology and English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Languages: English (native), French (proficient)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Hometown: Essex, Vermont
Passport: USA

Jacob S. Lewis

Manager, Research

Jacob joined Global Integrity in September 2016 to help manage the Africa Integrity Indicators data project. In addition to his work with Global Integrity, Jacob conducts research and teaches at the University of Maryland, where he is a doctoral candidate in political science. Jacob’s research focuses on issues of corruption and contentious politics and violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. He teaches courses in international development and conflict.

Jacob’s past work includes managing USAID-funded democracy and governance programs throughout Central and East Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Kenya, and Tanzania. Additionally, Jacob has worked in Afghanistan. He has held visiting researcher positions at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Uppsala University. He holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in International Affairs, and has lived in France, Sweden, and Denmark.

 

Elsa Peraldi

Manager, Research

Elsa joined Global integrity in July 2016 as a key part of the Africa Integrity Indicators team. Elsa brings more than 8 years of experience in the sector, having worked on human rights and governance projects with Freedom House, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, the World Bank and most recently the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and Transparency International. Elsa brings expertise in various research methodologies, and in a significant breadth of issues, including human rights, accountability, freedom of information and transparency, extractives transparency, and the rule of law.

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Joined GI: July 2016
Education: Masters of Law and Law Degree
Languages: Spanish (native), English (fluent), French (intermediate)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Saltillo, Mexico
Passport: Mexico, USA

 

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Joined GI: June 2016
Education: Masters of Arts in Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University; Bachelor of Arts in German, International Relations, and Journalism, Calvin College
Languages: English (native), German (intermediate)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Sunbury, Ohio; Kalamazoo, Michigan
Passport: USA

Kristi Arbogast

Associate, OpenGov Hub

Kristi Arbogast hails from the Great Lakes region of the US, having also spent some time by some more bodies of water out in the Bay Area. She recently completed her Master’s Degree from George Washington University in Media and Public Affairs, where she studied strategic communications, tech for development and democracy, as well as collective action. Her Master’s thesis focused on the Internet freedom movement within the US, looking specifically at how digital technologies have altered social movements. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in German, with double minors in Journalism and International Relations. Kristi has worked in a wide variety of fields, from start-ups to editorial to radio journalism, but always with the goal of working for greater social change. She is beyond excited to be working at OpenGov Hub, and she cannot wait to begin highlighting the vital work of this collaborative community.

 

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Maïssa Khattab

Manager, Research

Maïssa joined Global Integrity’s Africa Integrity Indicators team in October 2016. Prior to her arrival in Washington DC, she was consulting for the UN World Food Programme in Sudan, and the Institute for Integrated Transitions working on Tunisia’s transition post-Arab Spring. While living in Brussels, she worked for five years at the International Crisis Group’s headquarters in Brussels. She completed an MA in International Development Studies at the George Washington University where she also consulted for Plan International in Washington DC and Cairo, Egypt. She holds a second MA in Translation in the field of International Relations and a BA in Spanish Philology, and has also lived in Rwanda, the Central African Republic, Gabon and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Maissa formal
Joined GI: October 2016
Education: MA in International Development Studies, George Washington University

MA in Translation and International Relations, Haute École de Bruxelles
(Brussels, Belgium)

BA in Spanish Philology, Aïn Shams University (Cairo, Egypt)

Languages: Arabic (native), French (native), English (near-native), Spanish
(proficient), Bosnian (conversational)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: It’s complicated.
Passport: Belgium, Egypt
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Joined GI: December 2016
Education: BA in International Affairs, University of Georgia
Languages: English (native), Spanish (basic)
Works in: Washington, DC
Hometown: Acworth, Vermont
Passport: USA

Cashin Yiu

Operations Associate

Cashin joined the Global Integrity team in 2016 as Operations Associate, and plays a key role in our financial and operational management, including tracking and reporting on key performance data. Before Global Integrity she worked in a variety of roles at Community Action Partnership, the membership organization for America’s 1000+ Community Action Agencies that fight poverty with locally based solutions in 96% of America’s counties. In particular, she was a key member of the Training and Technical Assistance team supporting programs establishing Organizational Standards and focusing on risk mitigation. Cashin obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Go dawgs!) in International Affairs with concentrations in comparative politics and community.