Alessandra Spigno has been working as a researcher for RCG since early 2016. In that time, she has assisted in research projects on global responses to human trafficking and forced labour for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as internal RCG research on existing ethical buying initiatives and responsible recruitment policies.
In early 2017, Alessandra conducted a three-part study into the exploitation and vulnerability of workers in the tomato-growing sector in Italy, and subsequently led work on the development of an interactive remediation toolkit for the Mekong Club to help companies develop solutions to exploitative labour practices.
Alessandra graduated in sociology from La Sapienza University of Rome with a focus on outward and return migration. Before joining RCG, she worked as a fully accredited teacher of Italian as a second language for adults and children.