Silima Keopaseuth is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Sustainable International Development program at Brandeis University in the U.S. Her concentration is monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis. Her master’s paper evaluates the effect of savings interventions on shock coping and children’s anthropometry for horticultural society in Bolivia. Silima earned her B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the National University of Laos and has nine years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She served as Senior Program Officer at Room to Read Laos for two years, working on curriculum and materials development, teacher training, and program evaluation. The tasks strengthened her expertise in the education field, training, and monitoring and evaluation. She was also a point person on several projects, enhancing her coordination and project management skills. Before this experience, Silima interned for Oxfam Laos for three months, where she supported the team in raising awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction. She provided technical agricultural training for vulnerable communities in remote areas where natural disasters constantly occurred. Additionally, she worked for six years as a contracted volunteer for Save the Children. Silima and her team dedicated themselves to promoting children’s rights and protection in rural and urban areas, to see more children in Laos have access to education, safety, and self-fulfillment. Through her volunteer and internship work, she enhanced her communication, interpersonal, and adaptation skills. She is currently interested in poverty alleviation, education, and wellbeing.