Leading the effort to count the uncounted and make the uncounted count
Founder & CEO
Melanie’s experience spans both the private and public sectors: previous to starting Mobile Metrix, she worked in management for J.P. Morgan, International Data Group (IDG) and as an executive for Key Accounts at AT&T. She launched the Global Technology Corps, a “digital Peace Corps,” with the U.S. Department of State and co-created the United Nations Information Technology Service (UNITeS). Melanie is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer from Togo, Africa, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University and an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, AVINA Partner and Fast Company Innovation Agent. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University and received her Masters in international business and economic development from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Melanie is an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. She speaks Portuguese and English.
Director of Research
As Director of Research, Dilyana designs questionnaires, analyzes data and contributes to identifying the greatest needs in surveyed communities. She has applied her economic background and econometric modeling skills to areas as diverse as healthcare, welfare benefits, education and macroeconomic development. Dilyana has worked on education reform at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and on productivity and crisis propagation in transitional countries at the OECD. She has authored papers on financial liberalization and health and income inequalities in emerging economies for which she was awarded the Anna Laura Myers Award for Excellence in Research. Dilyana is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at Oxford University where her research focuses on the role of households’ borrowing decisions in the development of crises. She holds a Bachelor degree from Stanford University and a Masters degree from Oxford University, both in Economics. Dilyana is a native of Bulgaria.
Finance & Strategic Planning Director
Brian draws upon his experience in investment banking and private equity to develop Mobile Metrix’s operating and financial strategy. He currently works at the São Paulo office of General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he focuses on growth equity investments across sectors in Latin America. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2008, Brian worked in Morgan Stanley's investment banking division, where he worked with private equity clients on structuring leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio monetizations. Brian graduated from Stanford University, receiving a BA in Public Policy with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship, and a MA in International Policy with emphasis in International Political Economy and Latin America. Brian also serves as Co-Chair of Echoing Green's Social Investment Council. Brian speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Director of Operations
Yanina joined the Mobile Metrix team in 2008 to work on the Johnson & Johnson dengue project, and has remained an active team member ever since. She is currently a Technical Advisor for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) Technology and Business Model Innovation Program—an affiliate of The World Bank—where she focuses on providing financial services to the poor through alternative channels, such as cell phones. She has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank, and Nathan Associates, Inc. and consulted for Sun Microsystems. Originally from Argentina and raised in Costa Rica, Yanina has a strong interest in the Latin America region, where she has based most of her work and research. She holds a Masters Degree in international business and economic development from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Yanina speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Alexander Carlos de Silva
Community Coordinator & Tech Support Manager
A native of the underserved community Morro dos Macacos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Alexander manages and coordinates community outreach and technology for Mobile Metrix in Brazil. By connecting local, community leaders with Mobile Metrix services, he helps in maximizing the impact of data collected. He brings to Mobile Metrix his experience as a MobileAgent™ Team Leader and Tech Support since the initial Mobile Metrix launch in Rio de Janeiro. He is on the technology team of CDI and technical advisor for CEACA, a community-based NGO. Alexander is currently completing his Information Technology degree to reach his goal of using technology as a tool for social and economic impact.
Rachel Meira Greenwald
Marketing and Sales Manager
Rachel supports Mobile Metrix’s outreach to NGO, public and private sector clients, developing project proposals, marketing materials and expanding the base of potential clients and partners. She has worked as a consultant to International Development organizations working in responsible enterprise and value chain management including the AVINA Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). Previously she worked at the Council of the Americas, a think tank on US-Latin American relations where she managed economic and political programs on Brazil. Prior to that, she worked with *interrupcion—an Argentine incubator and distributor of fair trade food products from Latin America—assisting the creation of strategies for marketing their products in the US. She holds a BA in History and Latin American Studies from NYU and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Mary Alison Joseph
Community Relations Manager
Mary Allison is responsible for identifying, building and maintaining the Mobile Metrix community network, a network of community leaders ready to deploy the Mobile Metrix service. Mary Allison brings to the team many years of experience working with and researching Latino immigrants in the US, rural communities in Venezuela, and most recently, favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, Mary Allison works as the Networks Coordinator at Catalytic Communities, a Rio-based non-profit that brings visibility to innovative community solutions. She has extensive experience blogging about community solutions and forced evictions, training favela youth in video production and cultivating relationships with community leaders. Mary Allison Joseph holds a BA in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.