Cara Nelson

Cara is currently studying a Master of Development Practice and working as a Graduate Student Researcher at the Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, where she assists a USAID-funded program on implementation science. She is passionate about improving the implementation and scale-up of effective global health solutions. 

Previously, she worked as a management consultant shaping Australian public policy in areas such as health, education and Indigenous affairs. She has spent time working alongside Aboriginal community organizations in Central Australia and with the Prime Minister and Cabinet Indigenous Affairs Group. 

Prior to consulting, Cara worked in impact evaluation of economic development and public health policy across Uganda and Vietnam. She also co-founded and led an educational organization building young people’s skills in social entrepreneurship. Her undergraduate studies were in biochemistry and international relations at the University of Queensland, Australia.