Research Experience

Research and Policy Evaluations in Developing Countries

Consultant, Population Council (USA), 2016

  • Assessed the effects of mentorship quality on reproductive and health outcomes of participants in the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (Zambia). This randomized controlled trial selected teenage girls to receive mentorship and education on sexual and reproductive health topics.

Consultant, Maryland Population Research Center (USA), 2016

  • Provided assistance on translation and cultural adaptation of survey questionnaires for Spanish speakers, to be interviewed as part of the evaluation of the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now intervention.

Research Analyst, Fundación IDEA (Mexico), 2009-2011 Public policy diagnosis and recommendation to incentivize innovation in the Mexican National Researchers System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores)

  • Designed the study; conducted interviews with researchers, public officials, and private sector members; reviewed international best practices and made policy recommendations.

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Mexican Education Program “Digital Skills for Everyone” (Habilidades Digitales para Todos), in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley

  • Participated in the design of this mixed-methods study; designed survey questionnaires for teachers and principals; conducted training sessions for fieldwork assistants; coordinated collection of qualitative and quantitative data at school sites; conducted mixed-methods analysis and co-authored final report.

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of Mexican School-Based Management Program “PEC- FIDE” (Programa Escuelas de Calidad – Fortalecimiento e Inversión Directa a Escuelas)

  • Responsible for fieldwork in two of the four states in the study; conducted interviews and focus groups, as well as qualitative observation in schools; conducted quantitative and qualitative analysis; co-authored quantitative and qualitative final reports.

Exchange Student, Duke University (USA), 2007

  • Under the guidance of Professor Marjorie McElroy, I conducted original quantitative research on how investment on daughters residing in Mexico changed when male household members migrate to the United States.


Other Research and Professional Experiences

Research Assistant for Professors P. England and Lawrence Wu, New York University (USA), 2015-2016

  • Conducting quantitative analysis on the National Survey of Family Growth (2006-2013), in order to assess class and race differences in the relation between cohabitation and premarital births.

Research Assistant for Professor Florencia Torche, New York University (USA), 2014-2016

  • Conducted quantitative analysis using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (Birth cohort). The goal was assessing parental response to differences in children’s early development using twin pairs.

Research Assistant for Professor Paula England, New York University (USA), 2013-2015

  • Conducted quantitative analysis on the National Survey of Family Growth and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, in order to inform Paula England’s Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association. Analyses focused on marriage, cohabitation, fertility, and sexuality.

Assistant for the “Gender Equality Program, Supreme Court of Justice (Mexico), 2009

  • Assisted in the preparation of gender equality workshops for Mexican judges.

Internship at Public Opinion Department, Ipsos-Bimsa (Mexico), 2008

  • Assisted in the replication of published research using quantitative techniques.