Arielle Tozier de la Poterie
Arielle is an interdisciplinary policy analyst and social scientist with nine years of experience in applied program evaluation and research for disaster risk reduction, science-based early humanitarian action, and climate change adaptation.
Her background studying the relationship between top-down scientific knowledge, bottom-up participatory processes, and program decision-making draws her to assignments that attempt to bridge the often difficult gap between natural and social science and program/policy design.
Whether studying new humanitarian financing mechanisms, horizontal cooperation, or the use of El Niño forecasts in humanitarian planning, she seeks to produce work that straddles the academic-applied divide. Her areas of specific expertise include qualitative research methods, livelihoods analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, participatory methodologies, and climate and weather services.
Arielle holds a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development (Utrecht University, 2011) and a Ph.D. In Environmental Studies (Policy Analysis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017).
Arielle works in English (mother tongue), French, Portuguese, and Spanish.