Sandra Aguilar Gomez

Sandra Aguilar Gomez

PhD Student, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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Sandra Aguilar Gomez is a third year student in the Sustainable Development PhD program in Columbia University, where she was awarded the Wu Fellowship for her research in health, wellbeing and public policy. Her main research interests lie in the fields of health, climate change, and development economics. She holds a Master in Applied Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), as well as a degree in Economics from the same university. Sandra currently studies gender disparities in the context of natural resource shocks (particularly, the California Gold Rush), as well as women’s reproductive health in developing countries (Mexico and Tanzania). She is interested in behavioral responses to environmental change and their impact on gender and socioeconomic inequality. She teaches Gender Economics in Mexico, where she has participated in several panels on women’s rights, economic history and politics. She also contributes to the Economics and Society section in Nexos, a cultural and political magazine based in Mexico City, and to Foco Economico, a Latin American academic economics blog.