Farzana Ramzan, Ph.D., is a social scientist currently serving on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team in the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. Dr. Ramzan managed survey design and implementation, and data analytics activities for Feed the Future countries in East Africa and South Asia. She also manages the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index portfolio, and leads the gender metrics and strategic analytics portfolio on her team. Dr. Ramzan recently completed a Certificate in Data Science at Georgetown University, and employed machine learning methods for her capstone project. Since then, she has worked to integrate data science approaches into MEL activities, and manages a new award that applies remote sensing and machine learning methods to monitor Feed the Future activities. Dr. Ramzan received a fellowship from the Brooks World Poverty Institute to pursue her doctorate at the University of Manchester, employing mixed methods to examine food insecurity, agriculture and gender in rural Tanzania. She was also a research associate at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), and a visiting research student at the University of Wisconsin (Madison).