A Peruvian policy maker and researcher with five years of experience working in the non-profit and public sectors, Maria aims to promote the social and economic inclusion of citizens in Peru and other developing countries– focusing on improving public education.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford.
She came to Oxford after having worked at the Ministry of Education of Peru for two years developing social programmes with a focus on teachers policies. Previously, she has worked as a consultant on land governance and indigenous peoples rights for the World Bank and Peruvian NGOs. Her main research interests revolve around behavioural interventions to improve teachers and students performance within education systems, as well as, strategies to promote the use of evidence and the evaluation of social policies by policymakers in developing countries.