Jamilla Harper serves as Kenya Associate Director, providing overall operational support for the country office by creating and fostering relationships with local and regional partners. Jamilla joined KDI with extensive field experience in community-driven development in areas of extreme poverty in the USA and Kenya. Recognized Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship and awarded winning finalist team in AECOM International Student Competition, Jamilla is recognized for her ability to work in close community settings with the scope to interact with and influence institutional and multilateral organizations on multi-tiered development projects. She holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Corporate Communication and Spanish, and a Master's in Development Studies. She enjoys beaches, boating, road trips and laughter.