I am from Quito, Ecuador. One of my main motivations in order to do a double major in Economics and International Relations was Latin American Development. Throughout my undergraduate programmes I worked as a research assistant for five years. I assisted with different projects ranging from economic experiments, analysing macroeconomic data, assisting the legislative observatory of the Ecuadorian Assembly, among others. With my training in political economy, I came to the LAC to deepen my understanding of the relationship between populism, economic growth and inequality within the region. During my free time, I enjoy dancing to Latin music, reading and photography.