Answers Lead to More Questions

This summer I told myself that the most important thing I could do was figure out how to be confused about something because when it comes to research, if questions aren’t asked then you will never fully get the answers that you want.

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Settling in to Dakar

I have settled into my beautiful Dakarois apartment from which I walk to work at the U.S. Embassy each day. The embassy is located next to “Point des Almadies,” which is the westernmost point on the continent of Africa. The Mission is very friendly, and since being introduced at a town hall meeting, I am now a familiar face around the office. Progress on my scope of work is coming along, with the end goal of producing three datasets by the end of the summer. I am looking forward to geocoding the Mission’s activities because this is most attuned to my skill set. Until then, I am building a dataset of indicators that will hopefully make it easier for partners and offices to report targets and results in a consolidated and transparent way.

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