Salome Gongadze is the Evaluation, Learning, and Engagement Specialist at the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. She works on the Prize's expanded knowledge agenda with the aim of helping WRI and the wider global urban policymaking community learn about how positive transformative change happens in cities.

Prior to WRI, Salome was a research assistant at the King’s College London Policy Institute, where she worked on evaluation and research projects for a range of public policy issue areas. While in the UK she also served as vice chair of the Transport for London Youth Panel, where she advised TFL on improving its engagement with young people in the city. In this role she helped raise awareness and improve youth engagement on sustainability initiatives including London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone and the Mayor’s Vision Zero strategy.

She holds a B.A. in Politics from King’s College London and M.Sc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Salome lives in Washington, DC. In her free time she enjoys riding her bicycle all over the city and spending time in cafes.