Vittoria Zanuso joined 100 Resilient Cities’ Network team after graduating from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with an MPA in International Policy and Management. Originally from Milan, Italy, Vittoria holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Queen Mary University of London, where her work culminated in a First Class Honor Thesis on the role of interest group politics and policy framing in shaping EU chemicals policy regulation.
During her studies, Vittoria worked at the European Commission in Brussels, the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, and World Learning in Washington, DC. She also conducted a year-long consulting project for Accelerating Market-Driven Partnerships (AMP), a program launched by the Secretary of State’s Global Partnership Initiative, and the Carbon War Room (CWR), a partnering organization founded by Sir Richard Branson. The goal of the project was to identify investment opportunities in currently un- or under-exploited Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technologies that can process livestock waste streams to achieve emission reductions and significant cost savings (and possibly, new revenue streams) for corporations in Brazil, and involved fieldwork in São Paulo. In her roles, Vittoria developed a strong background in stakeholder engagement and strategic communications for the promotion of public-private partnerships and market-based approaches to climate change.