Alessia Leibert is a Project Manager for DEED. She has led the Minnesota Hiring Difficulties Survey and the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant project of the U.S. Department of Labor. She is an expert in the analysis of employment outcomes of post-secondary graduates, occupational hiring demand, and database development. Before joining DEED, Alessia worked as instructional coordinator for a business school in Italy and as visiting lecturer for an English language university in Central Asia. She has a bachelor's and master's degree in economic history from the University of Rome, Italy, and a master's degree in public affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.