Dr. Anastasia Mirzoyants-McKnight leads the Knowledge and Learning team at Well Told Story.
Anastasia is a globally recognized research expert with over 15 years of experience implementing high-impact research projects in challenging environments and with hard-to-reach populations across the world.
For the last 6 years, Anastasia has been living in Africa, working across the continent in partnerships with NGOs, commercial organizations, private foundations and government agencies on projects delivering normative and behavioral change.
Her most recent work involved designing and overseeing the implementation of over 20 quantitative and qualitative studies per year for the Shujaaz– the largest East African media house reaching over 6 million youth.
Previously, Anastasia served as a Director of Research and Operations at InterMedia Africa, where she designed and led a 13-country syndicated Financial Inclusion Insights research program for the Gates Foundation, World Bank/CGap and the UN Capital Development Fund.
Anastasia holds a Doctoral Degree in Educational Sociology with a Minor in Research and Management from the University of Toledo, Ohio.