Maira Rebeca Alvarez Loyo Barcenas

Maira is a second-year MPhil candidate in Evidence-based Intervention and Policy Evaluation. Her research interest is related to the effectiveness and evaluation of the social care systems in Latin America; she focuses on child maltreatment prevention programmes. She is currently working with the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative to adapt the programme for Young Children (2-9 years) to Latin America. 

Before coming to Oxford, she worked as a programme manager in the Mexican philanthropic sector. She coordinated the grant allocation schemes, supported the delivery of programmes, and monitored programme budgets. And as a consultant in a Social Enterprise that employs indigenous artisans, she collaborated in the community-based intervention's monitoring and evaluation strategies. She holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and a BA in Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.