Class XXI (2023-2024)

3. Isabella Cordua

Isabella Cordua is a researcher with significant experience leading research and evidence-based advocacy projects. She is currently the Research Coordinator at the Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR), where she oversees investigations on the localization of humanitarian aid.

Before joining NEAR, Isabella co-led a study on child trafficking in India and Nepal for Global Insight. She was the lead researcher of the first comprehensive study of women’s incarceration in Sierra Leone with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and AdvocAid. As part of her work for Defence for Children International Sierra Leone, she led the evaluation of a project aimed at preventing child trafficking in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. Isabella holds degrees in journalism and law from City University of London and an MSc in Law and Society from Leiden University.