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. 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 global economic 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 global civil society groups. He then worked at the Center for Global Development, where he researched topics in U.S. aid effectiveness and development finance, leading research initiatives on U.S. aid to fragile states, excise taxation for revenue mobilization, and how development finance institutions can advance the Sustainable Development Goals. At Yale, Drew intends to explore how the U.S. can reform its international economic, trade, and development policies so that globalization can work better for American workers and businesses. He is also interested in economic diplomacy and statecraft, with a focus on the US-China relationship.