Jaclyn Leaver

Director of Research, EGAP

Jaclyn is the Director of Research at EGAP, where she manages the "Metaketa Initiative," a grantmaking model for coordinated clusters of studies that identify critical areas in governance and politics where generalizable knowledge can have a large impact. Prior to this role, she was the Managing Director of the Center on the Politics of Development at the University of California, Berkeley as well as worked on human rights, small enterprise development, and climate change adaptation and resilience policy. She holds a master’s degree in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a bachelor’s degree in International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma.