Sunniva Bloem

Ph.D. Student
Sunniva Bloem started her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2020. Prior to joining the program, Sunniva worked for six years in the development sector and has published on urban food and health system issues. Sunniva has worked for UN institutions such as The United Nation's World Food Programme and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations as a research economist. Sunniva has also worked for international non-profits such as the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and at academic institutions such as the Duke University - National University of Singapore Global Health Institute.

Sunniva is interested in the nexus of creating more sustainable cities while also reducing urban poverty, particularly in low and middle income countries. Sunniva's research is concerned with the intersection of urban development, environmental policy and reducing inequality.

She is a native of the Netherlands, has Indonesian-Dutch heritage, and has lived in cities across the world including Dhaka, Jakarta, Rome, New York, Phnom Penh, Manila, London, Rotterdam, Bangkok, Singapore and now Seattle.

MSc in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

BA in Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City , NY, USA

Urban Development
International Development
Environmental Policy
Food and Health Systems