Kalifi Ferretti was a research assistant for CGD’s Forest and Climate Team. She collaborated with Jonah Busch and others on her team to investigate causes of global deforestation. Her project was a meta-analysis on drivers of forest loss. Prior to joining CGD, Kalifi worked on deforestation issues at Conservation International, gathering information on drivers, remotely sensed forest cover data, and looked into causes of deforestation in Mexico. Kalifi graduated from Concordia University where she studied political science.