Fernanda Ramirez-Espinoza

My research

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at Harvard Graduate of Arts and Sciences, on the Educational Policy and Program Evaluation concentration. My research is focused on Latin-American educational policies and interventions, studying gender bias and its effects on educational outcomes.

Prior to beginning my doctoral studies at Harvard, I pursued a Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. I was awarded the Young Leaders award in 2008, given by the Chilean magazine “El Sábado”. I was a founder of Educación 2020, a Chilean educational advocacy NGO. I worked at the Ministry of Education in 2012, and then transferred to work in public policy analysis and fundraising for Educación 2020. In 2014 I worked at America Solidaria Haiti as its Executive Director, based in Port au Prince, and then studied an MPP at the Harvard Kennedy School.