ESTELA ZUZUNAGAIntern, Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative
Estela is a Research Intern at the Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality. She conducts policy research and analysis on various projects related to economic security, public benefit programs, caregiving, higher education, and gender and racial equity.
Previously, Estela served as a research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where she helped execute the Evidence Map Gap for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), and assisted in the preparation and design of a randomized control trial (RCT) child educational project in Mozambique. She also served as a public functionary at the Trade Commission of Peru in Los Angeles, where she worked alongside Peru’s Ministry of Commerce on the preparation of annual budget and expenses, and executed monthly budgets for participation in trade events across the U.S. She was also a research assistant at the Political and Economic Development lab at BYU and an intern at the Salt Lake City Peruvian Consulate.
Estela completed her Master of International Development Policy degree at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and received her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in International Development from Brigham Young University.