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Angelica Zocchi

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Angelica P. Zocchi is a first-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy. Her academic interests include education, labor, employment, and political economy in the developing world, with a regional interest in South Asia, and Asia more broadly. 

Prior to her time at the University of Chicago, she worked at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), an international foundation focused on civic education and engagement, in their New Delhi office. During her time there, she designed an online curriculum about the foundations of civics and politics to supplement a standard school curriculum. Previously, she interned at the Brookings Institution, where she conducted research on Indian national healthcare policy. She has also served as a Tata Social Fellow, where she helped assess the impact of a rural development project in Rajasthan, India. This project fostered 'Smart Villages' through targeted community-level interventions in WASH, agricultural livelihoods, and female-led micro-finance. 

Angelica holds a BA in peace and conflict studies from UC Berkeley. She is moderately proficient in Hindi, Italian, and Spanish.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.