Practice Areas: strategic evaluation; institutional strengthening; microfinance; gender
Education: MIA, Columbia University
Languages: Spanish, Italian
Since 2000, Ms. Magnoni has been working in economic development programs with a strong focus on financial access in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has worked on research studies, evaluations and implementation of new projects; advised governments, international organizations and financial institutions on financial inclusion, gender, and microinsurance; and authored a number of studies that analyze gaps to financial access. Ms. Magnoni oversees the methodology, analysis, and deliverables on EA's consultancies, and manages the firm's strategic direction.
Practice Areas: microfinance; gender; financial sector development
Education: MIA, Columbia University
Ms. Powers Dorrington manages the Access to Finance practice at EA Consultants, where she focuses on the interaction between financial services and new market opportunities. She has lead evaluations of new financial products designed to fill market gaps, including lack of financial access for women, rural areas, and very small businesses. Prior to EA, Ms. Powers Dorrington worked at Deutsche Bank Social Investments, where she helped structure financing for social ventures.
Practice Areas: consumer protection; qualitative and quantitative research; microinsurance; financial counseling and education
Education: JD, University of Texas School of Law
Ms. Zimmerman’s work at EA Consultants centers on researching the financial needs and use of financial services by low-income and otherwise vulnerable individuals. She focuses on the client perspective, gaining insight into clients’ needs and how they perceive and interact with financial products and services, and translating that knowledge into strategies for improvements at the product, institution, and policy level. A licensed attorney with extensive experience researching legal and regulatory issues related to the development and sale of insurance and other financial products, Emily worked as a corporate lawyer with a practice focused in equity and debt financing prior to joining EA.
Practice Areas: institutional strengthening; financial education; microinsurance
Education: MA in Development Economics and International Business, Tufts University
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Ms. Burgess has over 10 years of experience in financial services in an international development setting. At EA, she has lead monitoring and evaluation and market research studies of various pro-poor financial services. Ms. Burgess has also taken lead roles developing training materials and financial education workshops for the management and staff of financial service providers. Prior to working at EA, Ms. Burgess led evaluations, product design research, and project management for microinsurance products across the world as an independent consultant.
Practice Areas: qualitative and quantitative research; process evaluation; market analysis
Education: MPA in Development Practice, Columbia University
Languages: Swahili, Hebrew
Ms. Sobol is a Research Associate at EA Consultants and runs the Mobile Data Unit. She has 10 years of research and project management experience in a wide range of disciplines including quantitative and qualitative international development and anthropological research, basic science and clinical research, and market analysis. Danielle manages field work and data analytics for EA projects, with a specific focus on Africa, Asia, and U.S. financial inclusion initiatives.