Tiphaine graduated from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2019 with an MPH in International Health and Development with a focus on humanitarian emergencies. She wrote her final public health analysis on the nutritional impact of cash programming for food in humanitarian contexts. Tiphaine also completed a practicum with Save the Children’s World Food Program team as part of her degree. Her main project at Save the Children was an analysis of the impact of supply chain breaks on supplementary feeding programs in South Sudan. Prior to attending graduate school, Tiphaine served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana for two years where she worked at a small village clinic. Tiphaine also received a Bachelor of Arts in 2014 from McGill University where she majored in International Development and minored in Political Science.
First Year Placement
Based in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, Tiphaine works as a nutrition support advisor for Mercy Corps’ emergency food security programs in Borno State. Tiphaine is helping to analyze social and behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child feeding practices within a complex humanitarian emergency context. She will also lead learning efforts about the impact of providing fresh food vouchers to families with children under 5 on nutrition outcomes. In addition, Tiphaine will provide nutrition technical support for proposal development and planned integrated multi-sector assessments involving SMART surveys.
Second Year Placement