Catherine Thomas is a Research Specialist at Princeton University and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.Sc. in Global Mental Health from King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has conducted research on and worked with global health and economic empowerment initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests include the psychology of poverty, particularly the psychological consequences of poverty and their relation to economic behavior and poverty alleviation.