Bachelor in Economics - Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic
Graduate Institutions and Major
Master of Public Policy – Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Relevant Professional Experience
I have worked as a policy analyst at the Ministry of Education and as external consultant focusing on educational issues and initiatives in the Dominican Republic. I have experience building and managing international research partnerships, specifically in China, Turkey, and Mexico, as I collaborated in the development and implementation of the Common Cents Lab Global Initiative at Duke University. I have also supported field research in the Dominican Republic, collecting and analyzing data as a Research Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
I am interested in education policy evaluation, specifically in using quantitative methods to assess the effectiveness of educational interventions.
Teaching Assistant – Behavioral Economics and Municipal Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Honors & Awards:
Inclusive Excellence Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2021-2022
INICIA Educación Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in the United States, 2014-2016
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