David Alzate is a Policy Associate at J-PAL, where he works on translating J-PAL’s research into actionable policy briefs and recommendations.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2018, he worked as a summer intern with gui2de (the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation) in Nairobi, Kenya, assisting in field research for Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI) and road safety projects. He has also interned at The Inter-American Dialogue and worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center Global Governance Lab.
David holds a bachelor’s of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in international political economy and a certificate in international development. His honors undergraduate thesis examined the impact of Mexico’s PROGRESA CCT on labor market informality. He is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in French.