Prior to my studies at Vanderbilt I was a project associate for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). During my time in IPA, I worked under Prof. Mushfiq Mobarak, from Yale School of Management on projects of seasonal migration in Bangladesh and stove marketing in Bangladesh. Before joining IPA I worked as a research assistant for a development economist at the Catholic University of Lima (PUCP).
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. After coming to the U.S I received a B.S in Pure Mathematics and Economics from Florida State University, where I wrote a honors thesis on parents’ decisions of signing up their children to SCHIP. Furthermore I was a participant of the AEA summer training program at UC Santa Barbara in 2008 and 2010.
Aside from Economics and Mathematics, I enjoy photography, filming, video-editing, writing letters, interviewing, board games, and playing harmonica among other things.