Casey McHugh is an international development professional with over 10 years’ experience in gender, international education, and monitoring and evaluation, including extensive experience providing qualitative and quantitative data collection and gender analysis support to USAID and DFID education activities with a focus on adolescent girls. At STS, she currently is leading an external, mixed methods evaluation of a DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge project in Ethiopia.
McHugh’s passion for applied gender research was sparked by her experience conducting an ethnography on women’s views of polygamy as part of a field school program in The Gambia. McHugh returned to West Africa where she provided research, monitoring, and evaluation support to various projects in Liberia. There she served as education program specialist for USAID/Liberia and sharpened her expertise in the management and design of activities in early grade reading, girls’ education, alternative basic education, and teacher training.
McHugh completed a Master of Arts in anthropology with a concentration in international development at the George Washington University. McHugh completed her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a concentration in Women, Gender and Sexuality.