Social and Decision Neuroscience Ph.D. @ Caltech
I use neuropsychological principles to inform public policy. I am motivated by my experiences growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Brazil. When I started my studies at Brigham Young University, I decided to dedicate my career to help inform and create effective policies to lift those in poverty. I got a couple of degrees in Economics on the way, including an MSc from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Now I supplement this training with neuroscience. My passion is researching decision-making under poverty.
How do poverty and resource scarcity affect people's perceptions and behaviors?
Why do people discriminate against those who are different? What can be done to change it?
What type of teacher behavior best improves student achievement?