As an assistant to Clear Horizon’s CEO, Alessandra offers expertise in qualitative research and storytelling. She strives to engage sensitively with her collaborators to produce meaningful research that facilitates positive social and environmental change.
Alessandra graduated from an Honours degree in anthropology in 2018, specialising in urban anthropology, mobile GPS technology and collaborative methods. Throughout her degree, she undertook subjects that crossed geography, science, history, community development, English and media. This interdisciplinary background has allowed her to develop deep listening and observation skills, a theoretical understanding of sociality and power relations, and an ability to work with complexity.
After graduating, Alessandra worked in market/social research, providing qualitative support for projects for the Australian government, WorkSafe, EDL, University of Technology Sydney and Greater Bank. This gave her a greater appreciation of the constraints that applied researchers work with.
Outside of work and study, Alessandra has volunteered extensively with migrant and refugee organisations. She has tutored recently arrived refugees with the Australian Syrian Charity and has been a project manager for the Jagajaga working group of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s #RightTrack campaign.
In her free time, she likes to learn languages, read, listen to podcasts, travel and be active.