Name: Adam Morgan

College: Heinz

Major: MSPPM

Class: (i.e. Masters, Doctoral, Senior) Masters

Cities (towns, villages, islands, etc.) you've lived:
  • Steubenville, Ohio
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Agona Duakwa, Ghana
  • Blantyre, Malawi
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Final Project

Title: Expanding Cash Transfers with Mobile Money
Description: We will be examining the nature and intricacies of cash transfer programs and recommending the usage of mobile money as the transfer mechanism.
Link to Final Report:

Prior development experience (if any):

June - July 2015
Field Coordinator with All Hands Volunteers
Blantyre, Malawi
AHV is an international disaster response organization and was working in Malawi in response to extensive flooding in southern region of the country. I coordinated efforts in Nsanje District: construction of 300 temporary homes and liaising between all disaster relief NGOs.

2012 - 2014
Peace Corps Ghana
Health and Water Sanitation Volunteer
Completed community and school health sensitization programs on various topics: malaria, hygiene, sanitation, gender youth development. Volunteered at an HIV treatment clinic. Taught various subjects in local junior high school.

2009 - 2011
AmeriCorps VISTA
Chicago Rehab Network & Housing Action Illinois
Basically worked as an office assistant for city-wide affordable housing advocacy group in Chicago, Illinois. My second year, I moved to Housing Action Illinois to be their VISTA Leader for their 15 VISTA program around the state of Illinois.

Interests in development:

I didn't really have any technology in mind when preparing for this class. I guess mobiles, if I had to choose. After seeing how ubiquitous mobiles are in Ghana and Malawi, it seems like it would be a useful piece of technology to implement sustainable development.
Concerning activity, my experience has been in health, education, and housing. These are what I will be generally pursuing moving forward in my career. I also have an interest in homelessness, on the domestic front.