Teresa Lezcano Cadwallader

Headshot of Teresa Lezcano Cadwallader

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Africa

Teresa Lezcano Cadwallader is the Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL Africa. Prior to this role, Teresa was a Senior Policy Manager at J-PAL and worked on the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI). She also worked as a Research Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Kenya, where she worked on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment as well as other impact evaluations on digital finance and social protection. Teresa previously worked for Transparency International and the Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring in Uganda.

Teresa holds an MSc in Social Policy and International Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in History and African Studies from SOAS, University of London.