Laura Del Duca is a Research Associate at SEI Headquarters in Stockholm. She works on various projects in gender and water, sanitation and hygiene. She also contributed to the Trase platform for supply chain transparency as a data scientist. Laura has been with SEI since 2017.
Focusing on how gender, poverty and other types of social marginalization intersect in WASH, she is working on the Bolivia WATCH (‘WASH Thinking Connected to Hydrology’) program, as well as on developing the Empowerment in WASH Index. As part of the Initiative on Producer to Consumer Sustainability (P2CS), Laura was involved in the Trase platform for supply chain transparency as a data scientist in the technical core team until May 2019. She has contributed to the development of the SEI-PCS tool (Spatially Explicit Information on Production to Consumption Systems) as well as to research on land-use change and sustainability inspired by Trase.
With an interdisciplinary background in mathematics and migration studies, and a passion for creating space for underrepresented groups in development research, Laura is interested in topics linking gender, migration, health and international development. Her previous research revolves around Mediterranean identity and Chinese immigration in Italy, and algebraic combinatorics and biostatistics, in Italy and the US. Laura holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Italian Studies from Smith College.