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Adriana Rakshana

In her role as a Program Fellow, Adriana supports The Fund’s Professional Learning Communities and conducts data and impact analysis. Adriana just graduated with her Masters in Public Policy from the Harris school at the University of Chicago with a specialization in data analysis, survey research and computational social sciences. Prior to Harris, Adriana studied Economics at the University of Chicago and has previously worked at The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and The Pew Research Center on projects related to socio-economic development and well-being as well as local news media attitudes. She has also worked consulted with several non-profit organizations as a part of the UChicago Community Programs accelerator to help improve web literacy and social media acumen.

Adriana believes that it is important to leverage data to improve access to resources as well as educate the public about the systemic change that is needed for overall development. Adriana grew up in Kuwait and enjoys reading fiction and graphic novels, playing board games with her friends, searching for the spiciest food that Chicago has to offer and taking care of her pet axolotl, Axl Rosé.

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