Rebecca Furst-Nichols is Deputy Director of Data2X, a collaborative technical and advocacy initiative of the UN Foundation that works to improve production and use of global gender data. She helps lead partnerships with data producing agencies, as well as Data2X’s management and operations. She has also worked on women’s economic empowerment research at the UN Foundation. Prior to joining UNF, she managed and conducted field research on livelihoods with migrants and refugees. She has worked and lived in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, France, Ecuador, and Israel. She holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University.