Lucina Di Meco is a gender equality expert and a women's and girls’ rights advocate, recognized by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy. As the vice president for girls’ education and gender equality at Room to Read, she leads the design and execution of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program portfolio around the world with the goal of ensuring all girls have the opportunity to build the skills they need to succeed in school and make key life decisions.
Before joining Room to Read, Lucina worked in different capacities for a wide range of international nonprofits, United Nations agencies, foundations and think tanks including The Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She was also a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center from 2017 to 2019. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico and El Pais, among others.
Lucina has a magna cum laude from the University of Turin, a master's degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia, and a diploma in gender studies from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.