Staff Profile: Lauren Fantasia

What do you do at J-PAL? I am a Finance Manager (Grants). I provide administrative support for grants and support for research evaluations and awards primarily run by J-PAL North America’s co-Scientific Director, Amy Finkelstein.

What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? J-PAL’s mission was the main reason why I wanted to join the team. I find it truly amazing how passionate and hard-working J-PAL personnel are in their efforts to help reduce poverty.Lauren_Fantasia

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. Specifically, a mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino romano, parmesan– sprinkled with fresh basil and garlic sauce type of pizza.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? My nana who passed away 8 years ago. She was a lovely and witty woman. I loved her to bits and miss her very much.

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