Meet Our Fall 2019 Junior Fellows: Analisa Davis
December 17, 2019

Analisa Davis is a Junior Fellow with the Membership Department at the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Analisa is currently a fourth year student at UCLA studying International Development and minoring in Environmental Studies. Throughout her time at UCLA, Analisa has been heavily involved in residential life and worked as a project management intern for the department before becoming a resident assistant in her third year.

Analisa is now finishing her Bachelor’s degree and is excited to take a break from school after graduation. She is interested in pursuing a career in international and environmental policy after going to graduate school abroad, but is intending to travel before going back to school. Analisa is excited to move out of the city for some time and explore the world outside of Los Angeles, though she is an LA native at heart. 

In her free time, Analisa volunteers with a student organization focusing on educating and mentoring youth in her community and enjoys tasting the wonderful food that Los Angeles has to offer with her friends.    

We sat down with Analisa to learn more about his passion for international affairs.


Fast Facts

Name: Analisa Davis

Department: Membership

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

College/University and major: UCLA, majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in Geography/Environmental Studies

Languages spoken: English and intermediate French

Go-to source for interesting takes on what’s going on in the world: NPR

Areas of interest: International policy, specifically environmental policy and sustainable development

Fun fact: In middle school I knew how to fly a plane

What drew you to the Pacific Council?

The idea of bringing the West Coast into the conversation about international policy drew me to the Pacific Council. As I am West Coast born and raised, I think that it’s extremely important to extend international policy discourse to the West Coast, especially California as we have been so impactful in creating change within the United States.

When did you first realize you had a passion for international affairs?

I think I’ve always had this passion—I love to travel and explore, and my parents were both in the Peace Corps so they instilled in me the importance of being aware of what is going on in the world.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve done since starting at the Pacific Council?

Since starting at the Pacific Council, one of the most interesting things I’ve done is sit in on the Eisenhower Fellow Delegation’s discussion about U.S.-Latin America relations. The conversation was really fun and interesting, and it offered me a new perspective because I usually find that these conversations tend to exclude voices that are from the places being discussed. 


The Pacific Council’s Junior Fellowship program offers students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to work alongside our staff of non-profit and foreign policy professionals. Learn more about the Junior Fellow program here.

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