I graduated from UCLA with a Master of Arts in African Studies in 2012. My research focused on Nigeria's political economy and improving the management of oil, gas, and mineral revenues in developing countries such as Chile, Botswana, and Nigeria. For my thesis I assessed the governance and fiscal management of Nigeria's petroleum revenue and sovereign wealth funds including the Excess Crude Account, and the 2011 Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Act in relation to best practices and Nigeria's complex political economy.
My professional interests include: improving public financial management in developing countries; enhancing the governance and management of oil and gas industries (relationships between IOCs and NOCs; industry regulations); translating revenues derived from resource extraction into key social and financial investments (i.e. fiscal oil rules, stabilization funds and development funds); and understanding the mutual interests between the primarily commercial priorities of major multinational corporations and the economic and social priorities of oil producing countries (i.e. contract negotiations, progressive fiscal arrangements, local content laws, etc...).
Through GOXI, I would like to connect with individuals with similar interests; learn more about the legal and economic aspects of negotiating mineral contracts (the Extractive Industries Sourcebook has been a good starting place for my research on this subject); and find out about job opportunities in the extractive industries and energy consulting.
Currently, I am interning with the International Budget Partnership.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development