Susan Godlonton earned her PhD in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Professor of Economics at Williams College. As an applied micro-development economist interested in policy-relevant research, her research focuses on preventative health care, transitions to work, and agricultural productivity, primarily in Africa. Current, ongoing work examines the impact of different interventions to increase the adoption of, and subsequently measure the impact of the adoption of mechanization in Ethiopia. She has conducted research in several African countries, including Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Senegal. She has spent extended periods based at the University of Cape Town hosted by SALDRU where she is a non-resident affiliate, and in Malawi at the Ministry of Finance of Economic Development and Planning.