Sophie Theis is a research analyst and gender specialist in the Environment and Production Technology Division based in Washington, D.C. In this role, she manages mixed methods research projects related to gender and rural livelihoods in East Africa and South Asia, and advises various donors and implementing organizations on gender in rural development programs. Her areas of interest include “Q-squared” (qualitative-quantitative) methods, participatory research, and bridging research and practice. Prior to joining IFPRI, Sophie worked with the World Bank and the U.S. Department of State on agriculture and land governance in Latin America. She holds an M.S. and B.S. from Stanford University’s interdisciplinary environmental policy program.