Alas Iglesias, Ana

Research Intern
El Salvador
15/11/2022 to 30/06/2023
Biographical Statement 

Ana Alas Iglesias holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in mathematics from Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She holds a master’s degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York where she focused her work on classical political economy, and development economics with emphasis on sustainability of natural resources.

While completing her masters, she was a research intern at University del Valle (Univalle) in Colombia where she worked on a thesis on the socio-economic impact of water contamination and misuse in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. At the same time, she served as administrative and activity liaison between Univalle and the City College of New York’s (CCNY) Alliance for Minority Participation International Research Program where she was the site coordinator for the activities of CCNY’s research exchange students.

Before joining UNU-CRIS, Ana was a research administrator at Baruch College, CUNY with over 5 years’ experience in research administration. Her role provided support to the research and programmatical activities of the institution through search of grant opportunities, and preparation, development, review, and submission of grant proposals, as well as regulatory compliance.

During her 6-months internship, Ana worked under the supervision of Director Philippe De Lombaerde and a team put together by the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, also including our associate research fellow Fredrik Soderbaum. The team assisted in the development of a methodological framework to monitor and measure regional integration and development progress of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Ana was part of the RIKS cluster.