Dr. Seth Garz manages the research and measurement portfolio for the Financial Services for the Poor strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Seth was a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action, where he was the lead researcher for a large-scale randomized control trial in the Dominican Republic, evaluating innovations to the country’s G2P conditional cash transfer program. Garz has previously worked for Goldman Sachs and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and has conducted a variety of policy consulting work for organizations such as the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab and the City of San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment. He remains actively engaged in research at the intersection of G2P programs, financial inclusion, and gender.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.