Originally from Mexico, Alina Rocha Menocal has had a long career at ODI. She joined ODI in 2005, and was one of the founding members of what is now the Politics and Governance Programme. At ODI, Alina was a Principal Research Fellow in Politics and Governance until June 2021, and remains a Senior Research Associate.
She is currently the Director of the Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice (TWP CoP) hosted at the University of Birmingham, where she is also a senior Research Fellow, and a Principal at The Policy Practice.
Alina was also a USAID Senior Democracy Fellow on political economy between 2016 and 2018. She is on the board of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development and of the Institute for Inclusive Transitions (IFIT)’s Inclusive Narratives Practice Group.