Mr. Aschenbrenner serves as a senior project manager for the USAID Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) as well as the USAID Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (BMEL) Activity. Between PEEL and BMEL, he has helped ME&A successfully complete more than 50 evaluations, assessments, studies, and population-based surveys in over a dozen countries.
Before joining ME&A in 2017, Mr. Aschenbrenner interned at USAID and the U.S. Department of State after serving for three years as Country Director for Ethiopian Education Foundation in Addis Ababa and as Project Director for one year for Jesuit Refugee Service in Mai-Aini Refugee Camp in the northern region of Tigray. He began his career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Zambia where he served as an HIV-AIDS Community Mobilizer and also formed a “village bank” providing local villagers access to microcredit loans for income-generating activities. Mr. Aschenbrenner holds a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from Penn State Harrisburg and also studied International Development and Social Change in Clark University’s graduate program. He speaks Lunda (Zambia) and Amharic (Ethiopia).