Paola joined ODI in December 2019 as a Senior Communications Officer and thematic lead on Governance, Innovation and Learning. Paola works on projects that focus on adaptive management, doing development differently (DDD) and thinking and working politically (TWP). Her work spans across different project themes, such as governance and service provision, conflict and fragility, health, and education. Prior to ODI, Paola worked for a research-based consultancy, where she delivered social impact campaigns for the European Commission and other bodies such as the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea). She holds an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London (UCL), focusing on human and minority rights and social policies.