Role at FSG
As an associate director at FSG, Francesca conducts research and analysis to help organizations and corporations improve their social impact. Francesca is currently helping a family foundation evaluate the impact of its grant-making.
Prior to joining FSG, Francesca conducted field research on the perpetuation of severe acute malnutrition in Malawi for her Master’s dissertation. She analyzed how the changing roles of different stakeholders, including the Malawian government, international non-profits, and mothers of malnourished children, have affected the trajectory of childhood malnutrition. Francesca also worked on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health in Liberia and Sierra Leone at the JSI Research and Training Institute. In conjunction with the Liberian government, she helped design and disseminate guidelines for the evaluation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health education and services. As part of her Honors thesis, Francesca analyzed how differences in charitable donation policies in Hungary and Poland have affected social sector vibrancy in the post-communist era. Most recently, Francesca worked on patents at Google Inc., where she helped organize Google’s defensive publications and reexamination efforts.
- Oxford University, Jesus College, MSc in African Studies with Distinction
- Stanford University, B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Italian Literature with Honors and Distinction
- Spanish (advanced)
- Italian (fluent)
On working at FSG
“Social change does not happen in a vacuum. It is complicated and often requires the collaborative efforts of many stakeholders. I am excited to be a part of an organization that works with communities, corporations, and organizations to spearhead real, lasting change. Every day, I am inspired by my colleagues’ commitment to social impact and their ability to think thoughtfully about each problem.”