Kristin Davis has a PhD in international agricultural extension with a minor in farming systems from the University of Florida. In 2004 she started work as a researcher with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Her work with IFPRI involves research and capacity strengthening on agricultural extension and other development issues with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2010-2016 she was seconded to the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) as Executive Secretary, where her work involved providing advocacy for advisory services within global policy dialogues; supporting evidence-based approaches and policies for improving the effectiveness of advisory services; and strengthening advisory services through facilitating interaction and networking. She works as Project Director for the USAID-funded project Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC).