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Paula Sevilla Núñez

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Paula Sevilla Núñez is a researcher on housing justice at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Prior to IIED, Paula was a Program Officer at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, working on the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies program.

Originally from Spain and raised in Costa Rica, Paula received her Master’s of Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service in May 2019. In her work she seeks to promote peaceful and prosperous societies through inclusive urban policy. Prior to joining CIC, Paula worked with numerous peacebuilding and international development organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Search for Common Ground, and MADRE, supporting programs addressing issues like inequality, migration, and youth inclusion. During her time at the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), she formed part of the joint UNFPA-PBSO secretariat that drafted the Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, presented to the UN Security Council in April 2018. She has also worked as a Research Assistant for NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, and was Chair of the Urban Planning Student Association at NYU. Paula holds a double BA in International Relations and Public Policy from New York University.

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