Research Fellows

Our research fellows are selected for their experience and the quality of their research output. If you are interested in joining our fellowship program, please send us a message.

Sana Al-Buanain

2017/18 Research Fellow

Sana Al-Buainain lives in Doha, Qatar and is the Founder of The Journey LLC, a coaching social enterprise, which helps graduates and women entrepreneurs to reach their highest potential in entrepreneurship, and develop an authentic career and lifestyle. She is passionate about traveling, international music, guitar, dancing, emerging in cross-cultural experiences, and having friends all over the globe. She is currently doing research on entrepreneurial skills for our programs.

Samantha Fu

2017/18 Research Fellow

Samantha is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to commencing graduate studies, she worked on the analytics team for the 2016 Clinton campaign, as an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research in New York, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal. Her research for Professors without Borders focuses on the link between faculty diversity and student outcomes.

Lina Guáqueta

2018 Research Fellow

Lina is from Bogotá, Colombia where she has participated in a number of social development projects. In the past, she has worked in government, nonprofit and private organisations focused on investing, researching and enhancing Latin American development. She holds an MA in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London and a BA in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. At Professors Without Borders, she conducts research on the access to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chandni Hirani

2017/18 Research Fellow

Chandni is from Nairobi Kenya and is currently pursuing an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics.  She is the founder of Kilimanjaro Green Energy, a social enterprise that brings solar lighting systems to entrepreneurial communities in Kenya. Her research at Prowibo is focusing on entrepreneurial education in Africa and its link to rural development.

Gabriel Inchausti

2017/18 Research Fellow

Gabriel is from Uruguay where he has developed a professional career working in C-Suites for big corporations. He holds a degree in economics from Universidad de la República in Uruguay with a focus on corporate finance strategy including studying at the University of Chicago and LSE. Currently, he is a professor and lecturer at universities in Uruguay and Brazil. His research is in behavioural economics and education.

Benjamin Lee

2017/18 Research Fellow

Benjamin is passionate about equality in educational opportunities and what drives him to be a fellow with Professors Without Borders. He is pursuing his BSc in Actuarial Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His hobbies include hiking around the globe, basketball, and ultimate Frisbee. He is doing research on the inequality of education financing within countries.

 

Catherine Stickney

2017/18 Research Fellow

Catherine has completed her MA in International Development from Richmond, The American International University in London and holds a BA in International Relations from California State University, Chico. Catherine conducted an internship with Professors Without Borders in 2017 where she contributed significantly to our research agenda. She is currently leading the project on women and education in the developing world.

Samantha Stortz

2017/18 Research Fellow

Samantha has completed her MA in International Development at Richmond, The American International University in London and holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Kingston University London. She has experience working with women’s empowerment in Peru and conducted an internship with Professors Without Borders in 2017. She is currently leading the project on skills students lack when beginning university.

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