Alda Marchese is enrolled in in a Double Degree program in European and International Public Policy and Politics held together by Bocconi University and The London School of Economics (LSE). She will graduate from both Universities in December 2021. Prior to joining the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality, she worked as research assistant at the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP) at Bocconi University, evaluating the impact of two projects of two Italian NGOs implemented in some Italian middle schools. Moreover, during University she worked at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the Public Function Department as an international affairs intern and at Ce.S.I. (Centro Studi Internazionali) as a marketing intern. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University.