Paloma Bellatin


Hi Butler! I am a second year Masters in Public Affairs student at the WWS. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru; where I also studied my undergrad. I interned with small farmers organizations in the Andes and did research on segregation and gender-based violence. I’ve always been very interested in rural development, social policy and reducing inequalities, particularly those that women and youth face. After graduation I worked in the Rome headquarters of the FAO on policy support for decent rural employment and rural youth policy. Eventually I returned to work back home with the IFC (World Bank Group) on rural community development in conflict-prone mining areas. This summer I worked in Liberia for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on RCTs on cash transfers and gender-based violence reduction projects. I love reading novels, cooking (in particular Peruvian food!), hiking, dancing salsa (though I do it terribly), and writing. I look forward to meeting you all!