At Bennett Midland, Zola is supporting Bloomberg Philanthropies in designing and launching the City Data Alliance, a new program to engage 100 cities across the Americas in setting a new standard for local governments using data to power better results for residents. She is also working with the NYC Mayor’s Office on an initiative to clear the backlog of health and human services contracts.
Prior to joining Bennett Midland, Zola worked as a paralegal for The Legal Aid Society’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, the nation’s first public defender program for detained immigrants facing deportation. She previously served as a Case Manager for French and Spanish-speaking clients at Casa Marianella, a shelter for immigrants leaving detention, in Austin, TX. Zola holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University.