Maria Pia is an economist with over seven years of working experience in the insurance and prevision, economic, and development fields, mainly in data analysis roles.

Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in (applied) Economics at the University of Sussex in the UK. Her dissertation focuses on the economics of education in Latin America, with an emphasis on quantitative policy evaluation.

Besides educational topics, she has worked on other issues such as public administration, access to electricity, training and entrepreneurship, and financial expansion.

She has an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, an MSc in Management and a BSc in Business and Economics from Adolfo Ibanez University in Chile.