I am a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University. My research currently focuses on understanding how to improve the quality of education in Latin America, and how to strengthen local government institutions in developing countries. As part of my research agenda, I have collaborated with the Ministries of Education of Colombia and Peru to design and implement experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of national programs and policies on student learning outcomes.
Before starting my PhD, I worked the Center for Global Development (CGD), where my work focused on the political economy of natural resources, multilateral aid, and private investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. At CGD, I co-authored a book on natural resource revenue management, Oil-to-Cash: Fighting the Resource Curse through Cash Transfers. I have also worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group’s Poverty Global Practice and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Most recently, I served as the Deputy Director for Policy for Sergio Fajardo’s 2018 Presidential Campaign in Colombia.
I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and hold a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
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