Viola Fur was an intern providing support to the Yale Economic Growth Center's Gender and Growth Gaps project, where she investigated global divergences in economic growth trajectories with a gender lens. She was a Master in Public Policy student at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, specializing in governance and development.

Prior to Yale, Viola worked at IDinsight in Senegal on projects promoting evidence-based decision-making with governments, NGOs, and the private sector. She also worked in development consulting.

Viola holds a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.