Hello Whitmanites! I am currently a third-year PhD student in the Economics department. My family is originally from Quito, Ecuador and I lived there until I was 9 when I moved to the suburbs of Washington, DC. I studied my undergrad at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and focused on economic development and growth. After graduating from Georgetown, I lived in Washington, DC for two years working as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. I'm currently studying applied microeconomics (mainly labor economics and public finance) and I love learning about and researching topics related to criminal justice, social safety net programs, and economic inequality. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, eating ice cream, and trying out new restaurants. Feel free to stop me in the dining hall or swing by Hargadon G204 to chat about economics, food, or life in general!