Maria enjoys building bridges between countries and sectors
Maria Sandoval-Guzman is our new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Women in Social Economic Research Cluster PhD Scholar.
In true economic form, she says, Maria always has a five-year plan. But five years ago, as Mexican youth delegate to the G20 in Australia – working on Jobs and Growth – she could not have foreseen the professional opportunities and life adventures that would lead her to study a PhD in Perth, Maria has also consulted on social inclusion and sustainable development in Peru, and explored gender equality policies in Norway.
It was through her international engagement that she realised the ubiquitous need for gender-sensitive analysis of economic policy, which became the focus of her Master’s and PhD research. Australia, she notes, has a track record of innovative economic policies, and BCEC-WiSER are at the forefront of research in these areas.
When not delving into budget papers and impact assessments, Maria enjoys exploring new cities, while being ever mindful to minimise her carbon footprint to compensate for the world travel.