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Jake Kendall and Rebecca Mann
Financial Services for the Poor initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jake Kendall is a Program Officer in the Financial Services for the Poor initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Jake manages the research strategy of FSP including managing FSP’s major research grants and engaging with the researcher community. Previous to joining the Foundation, he spent time as a researcher with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) housed in the World Bank. Jake holds a PhD in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and a BS in Physics from MIT. Just after graduating from MIT he volunteered for two years in Zambia as a fisheries extension agent with the US Peace Corps. Jake has also worked as a Brand Analyst for a major advertising firm, a technical salesperson for two high tech start ups, and, throughout his youth, a salmon fisherman in Alaska.

Rebecca Mann is a Program Officer in the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She manages FSP’s academic research partnerships and projects on innovative measurement techniques and evaluation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she spent time as a researcher with the London School of Economics Public Policy Group and was an attorney at Herbert Smith LLP in London and Brussels. Rebecca holds an MPA from the London School of Economics and bachelor degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney.

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