Gabriella Aboulafia joined the Commonwealth Fund in 2019 as program assistant in the Health Care Coverage and Access Program. She is responsible for providing daily support for the program with responsibilities ranging from administration and grants management to tracking health reform policy developments and working on research projects. Ms. Aboulafia graduated with distinction with a B.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health in May 2019. She has held several health policy-related positions and internships, including at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (January – May 2019), where she functioned as a research assistant for a study of hypertension in rural North Carolina. She was also a student consultant with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (August 2018 – January 2019), where she benchmarked the uptake rate in North Carolina’s safety net programs compared to other states. During the summer of 2018, Ms. Aboulafia was a health care advisory analyst with the Marwood Group, where she collected data on home health providers and assessed reimbursement methodologies for physical therapy and correctional medical care. Before that, she served as a revenue cycle management intern with MSOC Health (January – May 2018), evaluating insurance billing operations.