I was born April 4, 1974 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and spent my childhood in Lima, Peru. In 1988 I returned to Uruguay, where I earned a BA in Economics from the Universidad de la República, and taught courses in Econometrics, Introduction to Economics and Health Economics. Furthermore, I worked for three years at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining. In 2002, I started graduate studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, obtaining a MSc (with honors) and a PhD in economics (summa cum laude). I was a research assistant for various professors, and taught courses in Econometrics and International Economics. Moreover, in 2007 I was appointed Counselor for Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. In 2010 I moved to Geneva, Switzerland, and worked in the Department of Statistics at the International Labour Organization, where I carried out a work programme on the development of decent work indicators. Lastly, In 2012 I returned to my position at the Inter-American Development Bank.