Andrea Pastorelli holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Masters degree in International Development and the Environment from Kings College, London. He has 15 years of experience working with diverse organizations on issues related to human rights, public health, poverty, and inequality. Andrea began his career working for the William J. Clinton Foundation, where he supported the development of its first HIV and health programs in Africa, and then joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the Bureau for Development Policy in New York, where he designed and managed the Red Ribbon Award, an international initiative aimed at supporting grassroots organizations working on HIV and human rights around the world. Andrea also worked in Dakar, Senegal, supporting the regional UNDP office in West Africa in its work on governance and coordination and in Beijing, China, where he oversaw UNDP’s Poverty, Equity, and Governance team. While in China, Andrea expanded the work of UNDP into new areas, including access to justice, gender, and LGBT rights as well as the development dimensions of smoking, creating a partnership with the World Health Organization.
Most recently, Andrea worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Rome, managing regional programs focused on socio-economic integration of migrants in Europe, and supporting the Italian Ministry of Interior in developing and implementing the first National Integration Plan for Refugees. Andrea joined Teach For Italy in November 2018, seeing his return to Italy as an opportunity to put his skills and experience at the service of improving educational outcomes for Italy’s future generations.