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Daniella Choi

Pearson Fellow Alum

MPP'20

Daniella Choi, MPP'20, is a consultant with Guidehouse, a leading management consulting firm where she supports state and local governments in New York.

While at Harris Public Policy, Choi worked as a non-profit project manager for the University's Community Programs Accelerator where she advised local non-profits on their strategic vision and coordinated partnerships with various university resources for capacity-building. Additionally, she provided research support on affordable housing policy and trends affecting the Woodlawn community for a team at the Harris Policy Labs. She also spent a summer with IDinsight, a global impact advisory organization, working on a project in Lusaka, Zambia that aimed to capture and incorporate beneficiaries' preferences and moral views into a philanthropy client's grant-making strategies.

Prior to her time at University of Chicago, Choi served as a public health volunteer with the US Peace Corps in The Gambia, working on community projects in child nutrition and malaria prevention. Following this, she worked at the US Department of Agriculture, where she provided policy guidance and programmatic support to state agencies and local partners to ensure the provision of services to America’s most vulnerable populations.

Choi holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and global health from Duke University, where her thesis on the surprising inverse relationship between an influx of international funding for HIV/AIDS and a decrease in family planning efforts earned her the highest distinction at graduation. She is fluent in Korean and Pulaar.

Baidoa, Somalia

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