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Team Member Spotlight: Laura Di Giorgio

By Erika Amaya, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Oct 12, 2015

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Laura Di Giorgio, Health Economist

The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Laura Di Giorgio, Health Economist in Seattle.

I am a health economist, and I am conducting an economic evaluation of the BID Initiative, which includes estimating the total costs of ownership, as well as the unit costs and the cost benefit ratios of the interventions.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to work with newborns, initially as a midwife, then as a pediatrician. How did I end up being an economist? Good question!

What do you like most about your job? The idea of working for a good cause and contributing to improving health, as this is paramount to reduce the massive inequality in the world.

Where was your favorite vacation? This is a tough question, as every place is special and magic somehow. But Ireland is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and staying with local people in their beautiful B&Bs adds a lot to the experience. Highly recommended.

What is your proudest accomplishment? A tandem paragliding flight of 2,200 feet! 

What are your hobbies? I love traveling and learning about new cultures and uses, hiking, cooking, yoga/meditation, and photography. I am passionate about healthy nutrition and spend a lot of time reading and trying new recipes. This is my Italian heritage. In the picture I am eating a cannolo, which for some reason in the US is called cannoli.

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