IDCE Students Profiles

Allison Petrozziello (IDSC '2008)
IDCE Fellow

Allison Petrozziello (USA) has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Spanish from Smith College. After graduating, she traveled the world as a volunteer Spanish teacher aboard a Japanese NGO cruise ship called Peace Boat. Eventually the currents brought her to Honduras, where she was a municipal development Peace Corps volunteer. There she focused primarily on women’s community and political participation, as well as training local development practitioners on the incorporation of a gender-equitable approach in their programming. She spent the last year working on a gender training and technical assistance project for USAID’s Office of Women in Development in Washington, DC, as well as pursuing her research interests around gender and remittance practices of Central American transnational families.