Tara Slough

EGAP 2019 Predoctoral Fellow, EGAP

Tara Slough is EGAP’s Predoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. She is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of institutions and development and political methodology. She is currently completing a dissertation on the distributive politics of bureaucracy with a focus on low- and middle-income democracies. Tara is a recipient of a NSF Graduate...

Ingrid Lee

EGAP 2019 Managing Director, EGAP

Ingrid Lee is Managing Director, overseeing strategic planning and implementation for EGAP. She has managed a variety of global development projects addressing health, environment, and gender equality issues at the UN Development Programme, as well as public private partnership evaluation projects for the World Bank. Most recently, she managed public private partnerships with journalism outlets...

Max Méndez-Beck

Membership & Meetings Manager
Evidence in Governance and Politics

Max Méndez-Beck is the Membership & Meetings Manager for EGAP, where he helps organize yearly conferences that bring together EGAP members and policymakers. In the past he has worked for J-PAL at their regional offices in Latin America, leading efforts to identify and build strategic partnerships with governments, NGOs, foundations, and international organizations in order to promote the scale-up and replication of effective social programs. Most recently, he oversaw a scoping...

Jaclyn Leaver

EGAP 2019 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...