Drew D’Alelio graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with degrees in political science and international studies and a minor in Asian studies. In college, he worked as a research assistant for Prof. Richard Joseph, spent a summer at a social innovation firm in Colombia, and studied abroad in China and India. He also held internships at Sen. Dick Durbin’s office processing immigration casework, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs researching global food security, and the Council on Foreign Relations analyzing issues of international institutions and global governance. After graduation, he worked at the National Endowment for Democracy, where he provided research support to an executive leadership team that oversaw over $100 million in grants to human rights and civil society groups around the world. He then worked at the Center for Global Development researching topics in U.S. aid effectiveness, development finance, and global health, leading research initiatives on U.S. aid to fragile states, excise taxation for revenue mobilization in low-income countries, and how development finance institutions can better coordinate to support the Sustainable Development Goals. At Yale, Drew intends to explore how the U.S. can reform its international economic and development policies to be more competitive in the global economy and strengthen ties with low- and middle-income countries.