Shantal Aragón

Senior Training and Education Manager, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

Shantal Aragón is the Senior Training and Education Manager at J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean where she 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. She joined J-PAL in 2016 as a Training Manager at J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean, 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 at developing 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.