We are very excited to be speaking with Stephanie Grosser, Communications Specialist for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Presidential Management Fellow at USAID
- Assistant Director, Washington Advocacy Office at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- Congressional Intern for Representative Bernard Sanders
- Received a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University
- Received a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University
- What is the USAID and why is foreign economic development important to the United states?
- What is a typical day in the life of a communications specialist for USAID?
- What does it mean to be a Presidential Management Fellow at the USAID?
- The USAID launched its first-ever crowdsourcing initiative to pinpoint the location of USAID Development Credit Authority loan data. Why is this a big deal for the USAID?
- Why did the USAID find it necessary to leverage crowdsourcing to not only analyze this data but make sense of all of it?
- Once all that data was indexed what did the USAID do with the results?
- Have other government agencies asked for your advice on how to best use the crowd to analyze large data sets?
- Crowdsourcing is still such a young work process — how did you begin the process and how was it managed?
- What was the most important lesson that the USAID learned from using the crowd?
- Would the the USAID use crowdsourcing on future projects?