Joanna Ugo

Joanna Ugo

Biography

Joanna Ugo is a Qualitative/Project Management Graduate Research Assistant with the Human Exploitation and Resilience Initiative at NYU Marron and a Master’s student in International Relations and International Law from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is conducting qualitative research on the impacts of covid19 on education in sub-Saharan Africa, and terrorism and humanitarian actions. Her interests are focused on justice, human rights, human trafficking and migrants, and peace and security policymaking. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication News Journalism from the University of Miami, in which she received the Provost’s Honor Roll, conducted research and a documentary on the Cuban culture in Miami, and published articles in The Miami Hurricane Newspaper. Originally from Geneva (Switzerland), she studied languages and religions throughout her education, and previously, worked for the Energy Action Project developing campaigns aiming to eradicate energy poverty. She wants to build a better world with peace, equity, justice, and impartiality.