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Data analytics and research

I completed a 2-year Master's Degree in Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. It was a quantitative-heavy degree with a focus on data collection, implementation, and visualization, impact evaluation, policy writing, geospatial statistical analysis, Spanish language, managerial business, and international economics.

 

I designed an impact evaluation for USAID and completed 2-year Quantitative Methods & Applied Statistics certificate (STATA). The skills I learned in this program are imperative for my marketing career, so that I can base decisions on the data.

 

You can find these and some other statistical modeling and policy papers below. 

Nighttime light satilitte imagery study of Cuba's economic development

cuba nighttime lights

Using Satellite Imagery as a Proxy for Economic Insulation from the World

Cuba is considered one of the most isolated countries in the world. Under the shadow of the United States trade embargo since 1960, its economic growth has been deprived of half a century of growth. Domestic policy plays a role in this scenario, however - and to what extent Cuba’s economic despair is due to imposed isolationism is unclear.

 

In this study, satellite imagery of nighttime lights is used to better understand the correlation between Cuba's economic patterns of Cuba and those of the rest of the world.

ArcGIS geospatial map of statistical model of conflict in latin america versus natural resources
ArcGIS geospatial map of statistical model of conflict in latin america versus natural resources

Natural Resources & Conflict in LATAM​

Mapping the Relationship Between Natural Resources and Conflict in LATAMGeospatial Information Systems

Natural resources have been the cause of conflict among societies for reasons of both need and greed. Countries that don't have enough have waged war on countries that have too much. We know this to be an obvious narrative, but how anecdotal is scenario? When mapped out using geospatial information systems' statistical analyses, will the interaction between energy nationalism and climate change positively correlate with conflict in Latin America? 

Sustainable Solutions to the Credit Supply Gap​

Creating a Credit Scoring System for the Development Credit Authority to Bridge the Credit Gap Supply in Tanzania

   

Access to credit is a vital part of economic development for developing countries. It promotes sustainable financial growth, while at the same time minimizing inequality. Yet it is estimated that between 200 and 245 million businesses have inadequate access to capital. In order to bridge this credit gap, USAID has created the Development Credit Authority (DCA) program, which provides guarantees of up to 50% of loan portfolios.

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