Viola joined the Berlin School of Economics as a Ph.D. candidate in October 2019. She obtained a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz. Prior to joining the DIW Berlin, Viola spent two years working as a strategy and management consultant for public sector institutions in Germany, France, and the Middle East. She completed internships with the European Commission’s Directorate for Employment and Social Affairs (DG EMPL) and the French National Assembly, amongst others. Viola’s research interests lie in the area of public economics and labor economics, with a particular focus on the distribution of wealth.