Krista D’Alessandro

Co-Director, Policy Innovation Lab

Krista D’Alessandro is from Denver, Colorado and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where she is serving as both the Co-Director for the Policy Innovation Lab and as the Co-President for the Women in Public Policy Initiative. At the same time, for her final capstone project, she is working for the World Bank with four other McCourt students to develop an interactive map for data-driven targeting of the ongoing development and humanitarian efforts in Gaza and the West Bank.

This past summer, Krista worked as a full-time Public Policy Intern at the National Housing Trust to help preserve affordable housing in the United States, a job that she will continue this upcoming school year. Simultaneously, Krista acted as the Editor in Chief for a report published in Ecuador, one that she co-authored as a student in the Global Residency Ecuador course offered at the McCourt School. Through the class, at the invitation of Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, students prepared policy recommendations to address the issue of malnutrition and presented their findings to various government ministries this past July, including the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion.

Prior to enrolling at Georgetown, Krista worked as a Lead Fellow teaching algebra to ninth-grade English and Spanish speaking students at a Denver Public School. At the same time, she volunteered as a researcher at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy to help connect unemployed Coloradans to work.

Krista is passionate about alleviating economic inequality and injustice and hopes to make these issues her life’s work. In her free time, she loves to hike and ski in her home state of Colorado as well as to play soccer, run, and read.