Marielle Montenegro has a background in behavioural neuroscience from McGill University. Her prior experience ranges from projects in behavioural finance to health, where she was responsible for designing programs that unlocked barriers to medication adherence, curating behaviourally guided content for financial planners and informing policy to improve access to and perceptions of mental health services in University. Currently, she is based in Johannesburg working as a Behavioural Policy Analyst where she designs impact measurement framework to assess the effectiveness of telecommunication policies on access to communications in rural communicates – with a focus on uncovering the lived cost of limited access to communication channels in low-income households.