Abdi MershaSenior Field Supervisor
Abdi was born and raised in the west end part of Ethiopia is fluent in Afan Oromo and Amharic as well as English. He is a final year General Master of Public Health student at Ambo University, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Gonder. Abdi is an expert in field research management, having worked in field research for the last 10 years serving different INGOs, private consultants, UN agencies, and Government research institutions as field coordinator, supervisor, enumerator, and auditor for different research projects. Abdi has worked for organizations such as the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). Abdi has also worked as an enumerator and field coordinator on multiple projects with Laterite, including as the field coordinator for the Gender Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) quantitative data collection in the Oromia region for the Overseas Development Institute.