This bio is current as of 2020.
Alexis Pala worked in a range of interdisciplinary and international contexts taking her from the Americas to Spain, the UK, and recently, all the way down to Australia before moving to Wales. She likes to classify her practice as ‘design-informed anthropology’ with the bulk of her previous research experience centered on the human rights of persons with mental disabilities (intellectual and psycho-social). She currently has an insatiable curiosity for complex systems thinking and exploring participatory forms of policy and governance.
Pala frequently contributes to Apolitical. Apolitical connects public servants to the ideas, people and partners they need to solve society’s hardest challenges.
Pala obtained a BA in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, USA, worked as an assistant in a L’Arche Community in Querétaro, MX, served as a U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar in Chile, and holds an MPhil in Public Policy from the University of Cambridge.
2015 - Fulbright - Chile - "Yo Existo: A Project to Change Perceptions about People with Disabilities in Chile"