Giancarlo Cappelli Wong is a junior majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in International Development Studies. Through the Kellogg Institute, Wong currently researching the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the effectiveness of innovative literacy policies in northeastern and midwestern Brazil. With the help of faculty advisor Marcio Bahia, his focus is on investigating how the COVID-19 pandemic has created further challenges toward student access to basic public education in underserved communities in Brazil. His research was conducted in municipalities which have shown exceptional resilience and creativity in their public education policies, examining practices which could inform successful policies in other regions in Brazil.Over the past summer, he interviewed teachers, school administrators, and policymakers across three municipalities and two states in order to understand how education professionals have worked towards improving the quality and accessibility of education in their communities.

Political Science
International Development Studies