Dr. DiCaprio joined ADB in 2012 where she is currently a Regional Cooperation Specialist in the Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI). She has a PhD in Urban Studies from MIT and an MA from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining ADB, she worked for the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. She did her post-doctoral fellowship at New York University’s Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy. In OREI, she is part of the Trade Team and works on issues including Aid for Trade, Free Trade Agreements and Least Developed Countries. Her research interests include fragile states, trade and development and social protection.