Training and Research Manager, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean
Shantal Aragón is a Research and Training Manager at J-PAL LAC where she works providing support for the implementation of new randomized evaluations, to ensure high quality and transparency in the research processes and reproducibility of the results. She also works conducting training courses, strengthening capacities among government officials, practitioners, and public leaders so that they learn about the randomized impact evaluation methodology, which allows them to identify potential opportunities to evaluate their own projects, and also learn about the importance of using the evidence generated from these evaluations to strengthen their decision-making processes and the design of their interventions. She joined J-PAL in 2016 as a Training Manager at J-PAL LAC and between 2019 and 2021 she was a Training and Policy Manager at J-PAL South Asia.
Prior to joining J-PAL in March 2016, she worked at a Mexican state-owned development bank designing and operating credit policies aimed to develop primary sector activities. She also worked for the Ministry of Social Development of Mexico, where she helped in the design, application, and analysis of surveys. Shantal holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and an MSc in Health and Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science.