I've had extensive field work experience both prior to joining Graduate school and as part of my graduate research.
Between 2008 and 2010, I participated in two field surveys as a research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI). My first field experience was a supervisorial role in a "Watersheds Survey", which collected data on household livelihoods and watershed management practices in the Nile valley, in northern Ethiopia. I helped design survey instruments, train field supervisors and enumerators as well as served as a supervisor to field supervisors during the implementation of the survey in the field. 
I was also part of the "Aspirations Survey" project team which involved researches at IFPRI and Oxford University. I helped design the survey instrument (using Pocket Survey), and supervised the enumerator training. The project was implemented in eastern Ethiopia.
As part of my graduate research, I spent time in the Borana zone of southern Ethiopia during the implementation of the third round Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) survey. The IBLI project is part of an effort to evaluate the impacts of an innovative index based livestock insurance product to pastoralist communities. I particiapted in the design of survey instruments (Surveybe) and data collection in supervisorial role.