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Leland Fellow

Tiphaine Monroe

10th Class, 2019-2021

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.

Host Organization: Mercy Corps

First Year Placement
Maiduguri, Nigeria

Based in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, Tiphaine worked as a Nutrition Support Advisor for Mercy Corps’ emergency food security programs in Borno State. Tiphaine helped to analyze social and behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child feeding practices within a complex humanitarian emergency context. She also led learning efforts about the impact of providing fresh food vouchers to families with children under 5 on nutrition outcomes and designed formative research to better understand the needs of adolescent mothers in Damboa. In addition, Tiphaine provided nutrition technical support for proposal development and evaluation efforts.

Second Year Placement
Washington, D.C.

As a Nutrition Policy advisor for Mercy Corps’ Washington, D.C., Technical Support Unit (TSU), Tiphaine collaborates with the nutrition, policy and advocacy, and learning teams to promote best practices, research findings, and knowledge across country teams. Her responsibilities include creating a webinar on the health and well-being of adolescent girls, developing learning tools and synthesizing research for nutrition policy, and supporting the research efforts of nutrition teams in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Guatemala.