Scientific Research Manager
Dr. Priyanka Brunese is a Scientific Research Manager. She conducts LASER PULSE’s internal research agenda, coordinates the review process for research products produced across all awards and buy-ins, and manages USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance buy-in. She is the lead research scientist for USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Hub’s Process Analysis Research project. Prior to this role, she was the M&E Lead at Purdue Center for Regional Development and Purdue Extension. She also has several years of experience working in the private sector where she worked on information technology change management and organizational effectiveness. She has a PhD in Organizational Leadership & Innovation and an MS in Computer & Information Technology from Purdue University.