Negar Ghobadi is an economist by training, and a humanitarian practitioner by vocation. She finished her PhD in development economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since been working in international development research and humanitarian programming with the World Bank, the United Nations, and other international NGOs. Over the past five years, she has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) implementing education and livelihood programs for refugees. Since 2015, Ghobadi has been working as the head of the monitoring and evaluation unit with NRC Jordan, serving Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in response to the Syrian crisis. Ghobadi was born and raised in Iran and migrated to the United States at 17, where she lived in San Francisco and the broader Bay Area for more than twelve years before returning to the Middle East for work.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018