The GIRL Center brings together the Council’s foremost thinkers on adolescent girls across 50 countries with expertise in diverse research methodologies and issues.

  Karen Austrian, GIRL Center Director

  • Emily Cho, Research Communications and Uptake Coordinator  
  • Angel Del Valle, Country Representative  
  • Nicole Haberland, Senior Associate 
  • Md. Irfan Hossain, Senior Program Officer  
  • Sarah Islam, GIRL Center Manager  
  • Meredith Kozak, EGER Project Manager  
  • Anne-Caroline Midy, Project Coordinator  
  • Dela Nai, Associate I  
  • Arindam Nandi, Associate II 
  • Sophie Soares, Staff Associate 
  • Deborah Walnicki, EGER Data & Digital Product Coordinator 
  • Fatima Zahra, Associate I 

  • Emma Chikovore, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Jeremiah Chikovore, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  • Justin Dansou, University of Parakou, Benin
  • Kelly Hallman, Indigenous Justice Circle, United States
  • Caroline Kabiru, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
  • Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Tia Palermo, University at Buffalo, Policy Research Solutions (PRESTO) LLC, United States
  • Zewdneh Sabe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and based in Ethiopia
  • Simona Simona, University of Zambia
  • Aditya Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Oluwaseyi Somefun (Seyi), University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Learn more about our External Research Collaborators.