Class of 2024
Natalie Hettle joins GHD after three years working in monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. Natalie worked as a monitoring and evaluation researcher based in Istanbul, Turkey where her main role was to conduct research on humanitarian operations in Syria and Iraq. She conducted evaluations on aid projects to ensure accountability to vulnerable populations and improve the effectiveness of project implementation. Natalie focused on food security and livelihoods and conducted economic and social analyses of agricultural value chains in Iraq. Most recently, Natalie has worked for St. Andrews Refugee Services (StARS)in Cairo,Egypt which is a direct services provider to refugees. Natalie oversees donor and internal reporting. Natalie was awarded a Boren Scholarship in 2017, which she used to attend an intensive Arabic program in Ibri Oman.
In 2019, Natalie graduated with honors from Ohio State University, with a B.A in International Affairs, and minors in Arabic and French. She is a 2022 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellow and will join the USAID Foreign Service after graduation. At Georgetown, Natalie is excited to learn how to use data collection and analysis to improve food security and agricultural value chains around the world. Additionally, Natalie hopes to learn how to mitigate effects of climate change and promote sustainable programming in food security projects. Also, she intends to begin studying Russian at Georgetown. In her free time Natalie likes to take walks with her dogs and study foreign languages.