I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich. My research interests include social protection and infrastructure provision in developing countries, mainly focusing on the electrification effects on local development. Prior to joining UZH, I received a master degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo and a BA in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I also was a visiting researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research, Duke University, and the Texas A&M University.