Facoumba Gueye joined TrustAfrica in February 2011 as Program Associate for the Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund. In early 2015 she assisted with the Higher Education Summit and on 1 April 2015 joined the Grants Unit as Grants Associate. Prior to TrustAfrica, Ms. Gueye worked as a Research Assistant for Emergence Consulting Group, a Senegalese firm; she specialized in development strategies. Keenly interested in the field of development and in international solidarity, she also served as a project development volunteer for the Digital Freedom Initiative, a project financed by USAID in Senegal, and as project assistant for eRider Senegal, an ICT support program financed by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. Ms. Gueye holds a Bachelor's degree in Economic Analysis and Policy, as well as other certificates in business development and the economics of knowledge and innovation. She speaks French and is learning English.