Alexandra (Kobishyn) Rizzi is a Senior Research Director at the Center for Financial Inclusion, where her project portfolio focuses on responsible data practices and consumer protection. She joined CFI in 2012 and has worked on projects ranging from consumer protection guidance for digital credit, radio-based advocacy campaigns in Uganda, Benin and Ghana and the Client Protection Certification program. Prior to joining Accion, Alex was a Project Development Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action where she helped create the Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative (now part of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative), a research fund focused on rigorous impact evaluations of savings products and payment systems. She has also worked at the Centre for Micro Finance at IFMR Research in Chennai India, where she was the Head of Knowledge Management and Dissemination. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Princeton University, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Certificate in Digital Money from the Digital Frontiers Institute.