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I am a doctoral student in the Education Policy PhD program at the University of Virginia (UVA). I am passionate about understanding and improving educational systems in developing countries, especially around topics of early literacy and numeracy to address the ongoing learning crisis. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, where I witnessed first-hand the value of education for the development of a country, but also the serious social inequities that can emerge from the 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 research and consulting 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 educational outcomes in several developing countries.
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