Gabriela Smarrelli is a senior research associate at the Center for Global Development’s global education program. Gabriela’s primary research fields include development economics, economics of education and public service delivery in low-middle-income countries. Her work currently investigates the barriers to human capital formation, particularly those imposed by the prevalence of school violence and restrictive social norms. She is a PhD Candidate at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies, Oxford Policy Management and Apoyo Consultoria. Gabriela holds an MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru.
Personal website: www.gabrielasmarrelli.com