Alessandra joined The Young Foundation in September 2022. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, supporting research on prosperity and inequality in east London, with a focus on citizen science-led approaches.
Alessandra is an ethnographer with a background in critical development studies, anthropology and geography. She is particularly interested in urban life and inequality. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she also worked as LSE Fellow in the Department of International Development for three years. Prior to focusing on inequality in the UK, Alessandra’s academic research looked at experiences of urban development in post-conflict Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Outside of work, Alessandra is working on a book manuscript, volunteers with The World Transformed, and is an avid reader.