MSc Ecological Economics (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh, 2017
BA & BSc Sustainability and International Development Studies, McGill University, 2015
Clarissa started working for LTS as a Business Development Analyst in October 2017. Before joining LTS, Clarissa completed a MSc in Ecological Economics, where she partnered with LTS to evaluate the ECRProgramme in Malawi, and assessed the uptake and diffusion of new agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers. Additionally, she has developed a wide range of experience through research and field studies in food security/systems, sustainable agriculture, rural development, and community-based capacity building, while also observing how macro-level developments impact local livelihoods. Based on the trans-disciplinary nature of both her undergraduate and graduate studies, Clarissa has a diverse range of experience with economics and investment finance, sustainable management, as well as environmental philosophy and ethics. She has worked with teams to facilitate workshops for marketing and fundraising contracts for international development NGOs, and has completed fieldwork in various countries to assess the effectiveness of development policies.
Additionally, Clarissa has a wide range of experience with stakeholder engagement, and advocacy work, participatory planning, as well as assisting in project management for research symposiums and international conferences relating to sustainability and international development. Clarissa is interested in addressing development and climate change issues by integrating the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of climate change and development into policy and planning. This includes applying more effective methodologies into participatory planning and decision-making.