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Olivia Meiners

Associate

Olivia comes to FSG with a background in the evaluation of development programs and a strong skillset in research and data management. She joins the case teams at FSG with a drive to both question and create solutions for the world’s leading issues to shape sustainable and equitable livelihoods for marginalized communities.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Olivia worked in the evaluation department of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She spearheaded an impact evaluation of the professional training program for government officials focused on Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation and Review of the 2030 Agenda using mixed methodology of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Olivia also started a series of Impact Stories to highlight the voices of UNITAR's training beneficiaries through a narrative approach with the goal to provide program managers a mechanism to make rapid impact assessments.

Originally from Missouri, Olivia has lived abroad since 2011 to broaden her cultural horizons and become a global citizen. When living in Mexico, Olivia grew passionate about economic development when co-creating a social entrepreneurship project that developed stronger marketing and distribution channels for the indigenous Otomí women to sell their handcrafted goods in retail stores as an alternative to street markets.

Education

  • HEC Lausanne, MSc in Economics with a specialization in Behavior, Economics and Evolution and an exchange semester at the University of Mannheim
  • HEG Geneva, BSc in International Business Management with an exchange year at the ITESM Campus Querétaro in Mexico

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German (beginner)

On working at FSG

“FSG is an exciting place to work because of our unique approach to address the emergent and complex social problems we face today. Working at FSG is the perfect combination of challenging and inspiring work that both helps me grow as an individual but also allows me to be a part of a bigger solution.”