Before joining Michigan State University, I worked as a research assistant for the LAC Chief Economist Office at the World Bank in Washington D.C. In this capacity, I provided assistance for the 2012 flagship report on Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middle Class. During this time, I was awarded with a Fulbright scholarship and the Becas Chile scholarship to pursue my doctoral studies.
I earned my B.S. degree in Business Management and Economics and my M.S. degree in Regional Economics from Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile. My master’s thesis explored the local impacts of different scales of production of the mining industry in Chile.
During my free time, I enjoy yoga and running. I am also an amateur photographer.