Cesar Pablon Camacho
Cesar is an MPA-ID 2020 Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, Cesar worked as advisor of the Ministry of Planning of the Government of Colombia, where he coordinated the implementation for the full adoption of an integral regulatory policy at the Executive Branch in the Colombian Government. He also worked as Macroeconomic Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance in Colombia and at Fedesarrollo, a think tank based in Bogota, where he was involved in the elaboration of periodical macroeconomic reports and participated in thorough research. Cesar holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a dual master’s degree in economics and public policy from Universidad de Los Andes. He has a keen interest in topics related to industrial policy, monetary policy and economic growth.
Patricia is a second year MPA/ID student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously she worked at the Center for International Development at Harvard University doing economic research on topics such as poverty and labor market. Really interested in Latin America, she also worked at the Macroeconomic Studies Department at CAF, Development Bank of Latin America and as doing policy and data analysis at the Education Department in the State of Miranda, Venezuela. Patricia is an Economist from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) with a Master in Political and Governmental Studies from Universidad Metropolitana.
Alina is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to graduate school, she was a Senior Analyst at Fundación IDEA/C230 Consultores, a think tank and public policy consulting firm based in Mexico City. Her projects focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice systems and public security and violence prevention strategies. Alina holds a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. This summer, she was a grantee with the Open Society Internship for Human Rights and Governance, where she worked in Colombia on peace building and social justice.
Ana Maria Garcia Osorio
Ana Maria is a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before coming to HKS, Ana Maria was a consultant at the not-for-profit company Instiglio where she developed Results-Based Financing instruments in workforce development, community health, basic education in Colombia, Peru, Morocco and Uganda. She was part of the teams that designed the two Social Impact Bonds in Colombia in employability of vulnerable population in Cali, Bogota and Pereira. Before working at Instiglio, Ana Maria was a Summer Research Assistant at Cornell University in the Behavioral Analysis of Beging Years Lab in the Psychology Department, where she studied determinants of cognitive skills attainment in infants. Ana Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (2015) and Political Science (2016) from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. As a student at Universidad de los Andes, Ana Maria directed the Economic’s student magazine where she wrote articles about quality of education in Colombia and teenage fertility.
Mayra is a first year student in the Master in Public Administration and International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her work experience started in the Public Management division of Apoyo Consultoria, observing first-hand the inequality and needs of her country. Afterwards, she worked in the public sector at the Minister of Chambers Presidency, overseeing the reconstruction process in the aftermath of “El Niño” phenomenon, and in the Ministry of Education implementing a new policy for rural schools. Her entrepreneurial mindset drove her to found Kira, a social enterprise focus on crowdfunding and delivering survival kits to low-income mothers. Mayra holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.
Mayumi is a first-year student in the Master in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to HKS, Mayumi worked for an NGO in Peru on the issue of human trafficking. She was also previously a consultant at Washington Business Dynamics working as a contractor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. She is interested in socio-economic development in Latin America with a focus on Peru, rural development, and underrepresented populations.
Valeria is a first-year student of the Master in Public Administration and International Development program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to coming to Harvard, Valeria worked as a researcher at an economics think tank in Mexico City called “México, ¿cómo vamos?” (MCV), where she was in charge of keeping track of economic indicators at a national and state level, making policy recommendations accordingly, and communicating them to policymakers and the media. Before her career at MCV, she worked as a research assistant to the head of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Public Health Program at ITAM, one of the most prestigious Universities in Mexico. Her research was mainly focused on the relationship between public health interventions and public finance. Valeria’s main interests are economic growth, public finance and financial inclusion. Valeria is an Economist from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), where she obtained her College Diploma with the thesis: “Dutch Disease in Mexico: the case of Campeche and Tabasco”.