Francesca joined the World Justice Project in June 2019 as an intern to the Rule of Law Index team. She graduated from Siena College in Albany, New York with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. As an undergraduate research assistant, she has been involved in research examining gender biases. Francesca was previously an intern with the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. Her interests include counterterrorism/countering violent extremism, conflict resolution studies and international relations.