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Strength through Diversity Team

 

 

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Photo - Lucie Cerna

 

Lucie Cerna is Project Leader in the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD, Paris and a Research Associate at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. At the OECD, she has worked on different projects such as Governing Complex Education Systems, National Skills Strategies and currently Strength through Diversity. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Politics at Merton College, University of Oxford, and an Assistant Professor in Global Challenges (Political Economy) at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Lucie has published widely on migration issues – her most recent book is Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Lucie holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. (Contact)

 

 Staff photo - Cecilia Mezzanotte

 

Cecilia Mezzanotte is a consultant for the Strength through Diversity Project. Having already pursued a Bachelor in International Economics and Management at Bocconi University, she is now about to graduate from the Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations Master. Cecilia has previously worked at the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, focusing on Health and Social issues. Her main interests are healthcare policies and their implications for, and interceptions with, other welfare sectors. (Contact)

Staff photo - Alexandre Rutigliano

 

Alexandre Rutigliano is a consultant for the OECD Strength through Diversity project. Alexandre holds a Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology at Aix-Marseille University and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris. He is mainly specialised on cultural diversity, children and adolescents’ right to participation and education. He previously taught in a primary school in Vietnam and worked in Bolivia with an NGO promoting children’s rights in the country. Within the Project, Alexandre focuses on the inclusion of ethnic groups, gifted students and LGBTI students in education systems. (Contact)

   

 

Claire Berthelier is a project assistant with the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills where she is currently contributing to the administrative support of the Strength through Diversity project. Before joining the OECD she worked for 17 years at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg as an administrative assistant. She also lived in Athens for 6 years where she completed her studies and worked as a freelance translator. She studied technical and literary translation. She speaks French, English, Greek and Spanish. (Contact)

Staff photo - Leonard Frye

Leonard Frye is an intern in the Directorate for Education and Skills of the OECD. He is responsible for data analysis and analytical work in Strength through Diversity project. His interests are mostly in inclusive education for special education needs and teacher retention. Leonard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Maastricht and is currently pursuing a Master in Economics and Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. Before joining the OECD, Leonard interned at the Global Policy Forum, monitoring global policy making – more specifically the Post-2015 Agenda.” (Contact)

 Some former team members  

Photo - Francesca Borgonovi                                                        

Francesca Borgonovi is a Senior Analyst at the OECD (currently on leave at University College London). Prior to working on the Strength through Diversity project, she was responsible for data analysis and analytical work in the PISA and the PIAAC teams with a particular focus on: gender and socio-economic disparities in academic achievement; outcomes of migrant and language minority students; and student engagement and motivation. Her recent publications include The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence and Immigrant Students at School - Easing the Journey Towards Integration.

Francesca has been Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po and held visiting positions at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the London School of Economics. 

Staff photo - Ottavia Brussino

 

Ottavia Brussino was an Intern for the Strength through Diversity Project. After pursuing her Bachelor in International Politics and Government at Bocconi University, Ottavia is currently enrolled in the second year of her Master in International Development at Sciences Po, Paris. Ottavia has previously managed educational projects in rural Tanzania and in the hotspot of Samos, Greece. She also worked as an Ambassador of The ONE Campaign to promote inclusive education in Sub-Saharan Africa and as a Pro Bono Impact Consultant to measure the social impact of Asheba Enterprise, woman-led social start-up promoting socio-economic empowerment of unschooled women in rural Ghana. 

 Photo - Alessandro Ferrara

 

Alessandro Ferrara was a Consultant in the Directorate for Education and Skills of the OECD, responsible for data analysis and analytical work in Strength through Diversity project. His interests are mostly in language barriers for migrant students and in migrant students educational and professional expectations. Alessandro holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Management and a Master in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the European University Institute. 

 Picture of Matthew Gill

 

Matthew Gill was the Project Assistant for the Strength through Diversity project. He holds a BA(Hons) in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Matthew also holds a Prince2 Project Management qualification. Before joining the OECD, Matthew worked in international affairs at the British Embassy in both Paris and Warsaw – more specifically in the visas and immigration departments. 

 Photo of intern, Nikita Quarshie 

 

Nikita Quarshie was an Intern for the Strength through Diversity Project. She is British/Ghanaian and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po, Paris. Nikita has previously interned for NETRIGHT, a network of women’s rights organisations based in Accra, Ghana. 

 

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