Cristina Chiarella joined IFPRI, as a Research Assistant, in May 2010. Cristina holds a B.A. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Before joining IFPRI, Cristina worked as a research assistant for the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), and as a teaching assistant for the Catholic University, in Peru. She has working experience in labor economics, development economics and impact evaluation.