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Angelica Zocchi

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Angelica P. Zocchi is a second-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy. She works as a research assistant for Pearson Faculty Affiliate Austin Wright, and previously worked as a research intern with Upland Advisors, a peacebuilding advisory nonprofit organization. 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. In the summer of 2021, she works as an intern with the Interim Secretariat of the Wan Fambul National Framework Implementation in the Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with Fambul Tok International.

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.