Sharmila Lawrence, MIA  – Senior Consultant

Sharmila Lawrence is a Senior Consultant with over 15 years of experience coordinating collaboration, outreach and dissemination efforts of a large federally funded research project. She previously served as a Research Associate at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Her past research has focused on issues related to early childhood education, welfare reform and child and family well-being, and domestic violence and related barriers among low-income vulnerable populations. She is passionate about issues related to race, gender, and poverty both domestically and internationally. Sharmila has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University with a dual concentration in economic and political development, and human rights and humanitarian affairs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the College of Wooster.