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I am a doctoral candidate in the Education Policy PhD program at the University of Virginia, and the Vice President of Measurement and Evaluation at NewGlobe.
I am passionate about understanding and improving educational systems in developing countries, especially around topics of early literacy and numeracy. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, where I witnessed first-hand the value of education for the broad development of a country and the reduction of poverty, but also the serious social inequities that can emerge from the same educational system.
I am a firm believer in the power of education to empower people towards fuller and more dignified livelihoods. As such, most of my work happens at the intersection of education, impact and policy evaluation, and economics. A large portion of my work has centered on the design and analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) aimed at improving literacy and numeracy outcomes in East Africa and Central America.
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