Savanna Li

Savanna Li is from Beijing, China. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Development Policy at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She earned her bachelor’s degree with double majors in Communication and Visual Arts from Fordham University. Before embarking on her graduate studies, Savanna gained valuable experience as a marketing specialist, working as a Senior Account Executive at Dentsu.

Currently Savanna works as a research assistant at Gui2de, a Georgetown initiative dedicated to conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development interventions in low and middle-income countries. During her internship with Gui2de, she was funded for a two-month visit to Bangladesh, where she played a key role in designing, implementing, and analyzing Randomized Controlled Trials. Additionally, Savanna collaborates with the World Bank Development Economics Data Group, contributing to the creation of data stories covering diverse topics that will be published on the World Bank data blog.

Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Savanna is actively engaged within the Georgetown community. She holds the position of Director of the Events Committee at GradGov, where she leads the planning and execution of various events and activities aimed at fostering community building and engagement among the university’s diverse graduate programs.