Maria Jose Velasco Berges


During the Winter-Spring Internship, Maria will support The Trust by strengthening measurement and evaluation programs, developing country statements of capabilities, and assisting the Director of Programs.

Maria is passionate about development economics, public policy, and the importance of public and private partnerships. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics in the program of Public Policy from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. Maria conducted her master’s thesis on the impact of the minimum wage in the formal and informal sectors in Colombia’s labor market and the importance of promoting more inclusive development of the country.

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