Research experience

University of California, Los Angeles, CA September 2016 – present

● Graduate Student Researcher for Courtney Bell, Ph.D. Member of the Code Development Research team for the TALIS Video Study (TVS). The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Video Study seeks to understand how effective teaching and teachers are key to producing high-performing students, and how can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools.

● Independent researcher and consultant

University of California, San Diego CA September 2015 – June 2016

● The Civil Rights Project: Mexican Migration Field Research Project with Gary Orfield and Patricia Gandara, performing a comparative analysis on the education systems in both sides of the border, and their respective economic and labor market outcomes.

Research Associate. Development of research questions, research methods design, data collection and data analysis of student surveys: 6,500 students in 9th and 10th grades across 60 schools in San Diego County and the municipality of Tijuana.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA October 2014 – August 2015

● Research Assistant to Professor Susanna Loeb. Contributed to the development of the experimental research design in order to ensure the effectiveness of the Ready 4 PreK program.

● Designed Spanish and culture relevant texts for the development of Math and English skills.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA October 2014 – Present

● Mixed-methods paper “Estimation of Returns to Education at the State Level in Mexico” with Professor Martin Carnoy, PhD

● Co-researcher. Contributed to the quantitative analysis of the results and designed the qualitative methodology to interview representatives of education departments in several states of Mexico.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City January 2012 - March 2013

● Contributed to the development of several economic development research projects: experimental research design evaluating the impact of attendance to visual clinics on health outcomes, quasi-experimental designs to understand the relationships between election results and several economic outcomes, the impact of micro-finance at the state level in welfare at the household level and behavioral economics.

● Research Assistant to Emilio Gutierrez, PhD. Performed the quantitative analysis for all projects and contributed to the writing of the papers performing rigorous literature reviews and results analysis.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City January 2011 - August 2011

● Research paper: “Misreporting in Social Programs in Mexico: the case of Oportunidades”

● Research Assistant to Kensuke Teshima, PhD. Performed the data analysis.

National Policy Experience

Ministry of Education, Department of Upper Secondary Education, Mexico City, Mexico March 2013, June 2014

● Deputy Director of the Planning and Linkage to the Labor Market Unit

● Developed and managed multiple research projects and data analysis for the design and implementation of education policies

●Advisor to the sub-secretary of Upper Secondary Education. Elaboration of speeches, keynotes, and conference preparation based on research and data analysis

● Redesigned the 2014 Annual National Survey of Labor Entry of Graduates from Upper Secondary Education

● Coordinated design and implementation of the Mexican Dual Education Model in alliance with the National Enterprises Council. Coordinated impact evaluation of the program joint effort with the Inter-American Development Bank