Aprille Knox graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2011 with a B.A. in international studies and a minor in philosophy. As an undergraduate at BC, she concentrated her studies in ethics and international social justice, with a focus on post-conflict environments. After graduating, Aprille served as a public health educator with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa. She worked with local health care providers, agricultural cooperatives, and youth groups to build community awareness of priority health issues, including maternal and newborn child health, family planning, and nutrition. Most recently, Aprille worked for Results for Development Institute (R4D), based in Washington D.C., as part of their governance team. There, she worked closely with civil society organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to support their efforts to hold governments accountable for delivering education, health, and other vital public services. At R4D, Aprille also co-authored a working paper examining the strategic decision-making and impact of think tanks in response to political, economic, and social context factors. Aprille is deeply interested in exploring the role citizens can play in demanding change from their governments. At Yale, Aprille focuses her studies on the impact citizen participation can have on improving development outcomes.