Ciara Coughlin is the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, as well as with RTI International. She coordinates the Innovation Lab’s monitoring data collection, reporting, and analysis; working to provide data for decision-making, knowledge-sharing, and learning. She comes to this position from working as a MEL Specialist at USAID’s Global Development Lab with experience in strategy development, cross-team learning, and budget formulation. Coughlin holds a M.P.P. in Public Policy from Duke University and a B.A. in International Development from Boston University.