Alessandra Testa
Knowledge Management Specialist

Alessandra combines a keen eye for detail with a systems thinking approach to devise iterative, participatory systems to capture and maintain institutional knowledge across Mach49's practices, and promote a culture of learning throughout the organization. 

Driven by a passion for learning and thoughtful analysis, she previously utilized research methodology tools to assess the impact of US State Department-funded international development programs, based in regions from the Sahel to the Caribbean. She also spearheaded the creation of evidence-based processes on knowledge capture and synthesis, ethical data collection, and messaging techniques for internal stakeholders and external audiences. 

Alessandra holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as well as dual bachelor's degrees in international relations and Arabic from the College of New Jersey. She has lived, studied, and worked in countries across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and learning new languages.