Ottavia Brussino

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Senior Policy and Training Associate, J-PAL Europe

Ottavia Brussino is a Senior Policy and Training Associate at J-PAL Europe. There, she manages the European Social Inclusion Initiative and works on the development of J-PAL Europe’s projects in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She also contributes to the development and implementation of impact evaluation trainings in Europe, MENA and Western Africa. 

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2023, she worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on education and labor market policies, with a focus on diversity, inclusion and environmental sustainability. Ottavia also worked on gender and green jobs with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as well as on education and social inclusion with NGOs and foundations, with experiences in the refugee camp of Samos and rural Tanzania.

Ottavia holds a Master’s degree in international development from Sciences Po Paris with concentrations in project management and African studies, and a BSc in international politics and government from Bocconi University.