The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Maria is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford.
She holds a Master of Science in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, with her MSc thesis investigating the impact of mining canon transfers on multidimensional poverty in Peru. She also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico (Lima).
Maria has eight years of experience in policy research and design. In the past, she has worked in the Young Lives study at the University of Oxford, Save the Children, the World Bank and the Research Centre of the Universidad del Pacifico, as well as other policy and research institutions.
Maria’s research has informed policy discussions in Peru and one of her articles has been cited by the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance as providing relevant evidence for social programme reform in Peru.