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Our Staff

Our staff are organized into three verticals: Research, Education, and Training; Policy and Communications; and Finance and Operations. They support J-PAL's work at our global office at MIT and six regional offices around the world.

Daniela Alvarado Herrera

Research Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Shantal Aragón

Training Manager, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Valeska Araya

Administrative Associate, J-PAL LAC

Alejandra Badilla

Communications Associate, J-PAL LAC

Vivian Bronsoler

Senior Manager (Mexico and Central America), J-PAL LAC

Nicolás Buchbinder

Policy and Research Manager, J-PAL LAC

Selene Cueva

Research Associate, J-PAL LAC

Mairelys Domínguez

Senior Project Associate, J-PAL LAC

Claudio Ferraz

Scientific Director, J-PAL LAC

Francisco Gallego

Scientific Director, J-PAL LAC

Andrés Gómez Assan

Senior Finance and Administration Associate, J-PAL LAC

Frank Hoekman

Senior Training Associate, J-PAL LAC

Sebastián Insfrán

Senior Research Manager, J-PAL Latin America & Caribbean

Claudia Macías

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL LAC

Leonel José Medel Caster

Administrative Associate, J-PAL LAC

Isabel Mejía Fontanot

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean

Max Mendez-Beck

Policy Manager, J-PAL LAC

Ana Carolina Mendoza

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL LAC

Carolina Morais Araujo

Senior Manager (Brazil), J-PAL LAC

Sarah Nation

Communications Manager, J-PAL LAC

Josefin Pasanen

Senior Training Manager, J-PAL LAC

Camila Pastén

Senior Training Associate, J-PAL LAC

Paula Pedro

Executive Director, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean

Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Tagle González

Associate Director of Finance and Administration, J-PAL LAC