Afia leads best practice research in EAB’s Information Technology Forum. As a higher education strategist, Afia equips Chief Technology Officers with the insights, data, and resources to advance their institutional goals. Afia’s areas of expertise include cost containment, strategic vendor management, and organizational design.
Afia brings to the IT Forum her experience in advising Vice Presidents of Enrollment on strategies to increase their net tuition revenue, student diversity, and academic quality.
Prior to joining EAB, Afia helped governments develop national strategies on sustainable human development at The World Bank. Afia designed randomized control trials and conducted computational econometric programming to evaluate interventions in education, nutrition, and social protection. Her research has appeared in leading economics and health journals.
Afia started her career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, where she built financial models and provided strategic advice to clients in mergers, acquisitions, and capital market transactions.
Afia holds a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Wellesley College.