Dana Lunberry holds an MSc degree in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the LSE and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on International Development from Wheaton College, USA. Her research interests include fintechs, fintech innovation, digital financial services, and payment infrastructures. Her PhD research explores the role and potential of fintech in the financial inclusion sector.
Dana is a RADMA Scholar and has been awarded a large grant for her research contributions in technology development. She is also co-author of the PAYTECH Book published by Wiley (2020).
She is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and has taught various courses under LSE’s Department of Management, including Strategic Management, Consumer Behaviour: Behavioural Fundamentals for Marketing and Management, Business Transformation and Project Management. She has also developed and taught courses for the financial industry, including ‘Digital Financial Services and Gender Strategy’ and ‘Futureproofing Market Infrastructures for Payments’ for mid-level managers and C-suite executives.
Throughout her career, Dana has gained extensive experience in the financial inclusion sector through various roles including organisational leadership, programme management, digital financial services strategy and implementation, and R&D. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she has led a wide range of projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. While originally from the United States, she has also lived in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Japan, and currently the UK.