Senior Research Associate, J-PAL North America
Laura Ruiz-Gaona is a Senior Research Associate at J-PAL North America, where she supports impact evaluations through Research Management Support (RMS) and through the development of resources such as the Administrative Data Catalog. She also works on partnerships between governments and research teams to impulse the use of evidence to inform policy.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2022, she worked at the World Bank as a Health Economics Consultant focusing on digital health. Laura holds an MS in applied economics from University of Maryland and a BA in economics from Universidad de los Andes. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.