Sara Veronesi started her journey at AHI in early 2022 as an intern and today serves the organization as an Analyst. Her work at AHI involves research and analysis of housing value chains and housing policies.
Sara has always had a strong interest in urban contexts, and the deep socio-economic inequalities they often create. Overtime, she has become increasingly aware of the fundamental role of affordable housing in reducing these inequalities. Through her work, she hopes to develop locally adaptable housing solutions that contribute access to housing, especially for vulnerable groups.
Since her arrival at AHI, Sara has collaborated on a variety of projects and has been involved in a wide spectrum of AHI’s consulting activities. She has worked with the International Finance Corporation on a project aimed at increasing property ownership by women in Vietnam, by focusing on the legal, financial, and socio-cultural barriers they face. She was also an integral member of the team which created the Rehousing Ukraine Initiative, which included the Rehousing Ukraine virtual conference series- a series of panel discussions on the challenges and potential solutions for the reconstruction of Ukraine’s housing sector at the end of the war.
Sara graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Governance from the Urban School of Science Po Paris in 2022. In 2020, she also earned a Bachelor’s in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Milan. During her studies at Sciences Po, she participated in a research project which produced a report on indicators of community wellbeing beyond GDP to inform public policies, commissioned by the Parisian Urbanism Agency (APUR).
Sara is an Italian native who also speaks English and French. She is passionate about music and visiting new places.