About Me

I’m a Chilean data scientist and economist. My main interests are related to the generation and application of knowledge and information technology to improve people’s lives through evidence-based public policy.

I worked as a data scientist at ConsiliumBots. Here, I worked in projects related to leveraging information technologies and underused administrative data to deliver precise and legible information to improve decision making in educational markets. I wrote several software pieces to clean data, match students and schools, simulate congestion in centralized school systems, and recommend college options. In addition, with Consilium’s team, we participated in a fantastic project about COVID-19 and Small Businesses.

In parallel, I have been working as a part-time researcher in a joint project of the Public Policy School at the Catholic University of Chile and CIGIDEN. In this research project, we studied the medium-term impact of the 2010 Earthquake in Chile on most affected counties’ economic activity. The primary purpose of this project is to build resilience against socio-natural disasters.

I have several hobbies. In the first place, I like computers and programming. I consider myself an amateur programmer, being python my favorite language. I also have experience coding in rstats and stata. Also, I love to practise sports. I practice bouldering and sport climbing, and I am discovering the world of road cycling.

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