Bridget Lombardo is EDC’s senior gender advisor for the USAID-funded READ II Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, led by Creative Associates. She has 16 years of experience in international development in Africa and over 12 years of experience in gender-related work, mainly in education projects. Currently, Lombardo works to reduce gender disparities in primary school education by building the capacity of ministry partners and designing interventions for behavior/policy changes.

Prior to EDC, Lombardo worked with FHI 360, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and AED in various gender-related research and management roles, based in, or providing support to projects in, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Djibouti, Chad, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.

Lombardo holds an MA in Experimental and Social Psychology, with a minor in Applied Statistics.