Andrea manages technical projects and ensures that all DG project teams have the resources and support needed for successful project delivery. She collaborates with the DG team to identify and improve internal processes and identify new business opportunities for DG. She also manages the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI), engaging with up to eight African countries and collaborating with policymakers who work in tobacco control. Andrea has more than eight years of experience in project management, user design, and strategic applications of emerging technology.
Prior to DG, Andrea worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she managed several public health projects and digital health initiatives in Latin America. She also has experience as a Senior Strategy Analyst at Accenture, where she worked on projects relating to data strategy and software development. Andrea holds a degree in Bioengineering with a concentration in Global Health Technologies from Rice University.
As we reach the end of the first four years of TCDI, we reflect on what we’ve accomplished and take stock of lessons we learned while sharing tobacco control data with officials who are monitoring and passing tobacco control legislation in Africa while working in civil society, academia, and government.
In this blog, DGers Ousmane Koné and Andrea Ulrich explore DG's six step “recipe” for effective data use.
As co-designing gains traction in the international development sector, Deputy Director of Programs Andrea Ulrich outlines five ways in which DG has found success co-designing projects with stakeholders.