Happy new year! Here at the Center, we’re starting 2015 with renewed energy thanks, in large part, to the addition of our new team members. Rebecca Hobble has joined us as a Research Assistant, and Kyle Sherman is our newest Social Impact Fellow.
Rebecca will serve as a Research Assistant in support of our ongoing guidance projects and communications. Prior to joining the Center, Rebecca worked as a Policy & Strategy Research Assistant at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she assisted a cross-disciplinary team of pediatric and public health researchers on child health, welfare, & health services projects. She also worked as a Child Health Intern at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., where she researched legislation related to children’s health insurance coverage, national health reform, and child hunger. Rebecca holds a BA in Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kyle’s work as a Social Impact Fellow with the Center will cover a range of topics, notably, effective philanthropy practices within global health and international development. Previously, Kyle worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charitable Sector Support team, developing in-depth analyses of internal and external enterprises, with the goal of unlocking more resources and knowledge for good works around the world. As a graduate student, he helped VillageReach create a monitoring and evaluation system for a pharmaceutical supply chain management initiative across Malawi. He has also spent time at the CarMax Foundation, the Virginia Department of Health, and as an English teacher and community health educator in rural Mexico. Kyle holds a BS in Biology from Davidson College and an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School, respectively.