Gabriella Cook Francis

Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Academy Fellow


Gabriella’s (Gabby) research with the US and the Americas programme focuses on US foreign policy and America’s evolving international role.

Prior to moving to the UK, Gabby worked for the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and interned with the Clinton Foundation. She has also spent time with the International Rescue Committee and Manhattan Borough President’s Office.

Gabby holds an Honors BA in Political Science and Philosophy from CUNY Hunter College and has recently completed an MPhil in Comparative Government at Somerville College, Oxford as a Marshall Scholar.

Her graduate research was on the diplomatic and geopolitical repercussions of the Arab Spring. 

Past experience

2021    Teaching Assistant for Climates of Resistance: Environmental Racism & Collective Action, Syracuse University London
2017 Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship and Events Coordinator, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
2004-06  Intern, Clinton Foundation
2016 Intern, Office of the Manhattan Borough President
2012 Student Ambassador and Intern, International Rescue Committee