Policy Associate - Gender, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean
Valeria Lentini is a Policy Associate at J-PAL LAC since July 2021, where she supports the Gender and Economic Agency (GEA) in charge of seeking evaluation opportunities and incubating research projects in Central America and Mexico.
Valeria holds a PhD Cum laude in Economics from the University of Zaragoza, an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (British Council Scholarship), and a BA from the Universidad Nacional. She is currently an invited professor and researcher at the University of Costa Rica.
She has more than 15 years of experience as an analyst and team leader in research studies mainly in the private sector. Valeria has designed, coordinated, and implemented qualitative projects (focus groups and in-depth interviews) and quantitative studies (ad-hoc surveys) for multiple public and private institutions, NGOs, academy, media, and international organizations.