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Natalie Trisilla

Deputy Director for Evidence and Learning, Center for Global Impact

Natalie Trisilla is the Deputy Director for Evidence and Learning in IRI’s Center for Global Impact. She oversees IRI’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning technical support and projects, helping ensure that IRI’s programs and approaches are results-oriented and evidence-based.

Natalie joined IRI in 2011 to assist with IRI’s capacity building and women’s empowerment programs in China and Timor-Leste. She eventually expanded her portfolio to include civil society, political party and legislative assistance programming in Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar as well as regionally-based thematic programs on women’s empowerment and land rights in the Mekong region including Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Later, she worked with IRI’s West Africa team to support the Institute’s expanded presence in the sub-region.  She managed a variety of IRI programs in West Africa, supporting the Institute’s expanded presence throughout the subregion.  Natalie has served as an international election observer for several national elections in southeast Asia. Prior to joining IRI, Natalie worked for the United Nations Environment Program on post-conflict development and natural resource governance issues.  Natalie earned a Masters in Diplomacy and International Affairs from Seton Hall University and holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and History. She has studied the Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, and French languages.