Andrea Medina Ojeda
Andrea Medina Ojeda is a Ph.D. (c) in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She studied at the University of Chile, a Master of International Studies and a Bachelor degree in Economics. Before joining UNU-MERIT, she worked at the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, where she joined the North-American Division and later the Regional Studies one. There, she worked as a Research Officer providing development and maintenance of databases, and economic research. Previous work experience includes the Statistics Department of the Chilean Central Bank; the Infrastructure and Natural Resources Division, and the Production, Productivity, and Management Division at UN-ECLAC; the Curriculum Division of the Chilean Education Ministry; and Research and Teaching Assistance at the Faculties of Economics and Engineering of the University of Chile. Her fields of interest are socioeconomic inequality; innovation economics, and their implications for public policy design with focus on generational differences; political and economic philosophy; data development; and formal modeling.
Daniela Valda is a journalist and has a Master in International Relations from the University of Chile. She is currently studying Administration and International Business at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. She is part of the student advisory team for curriculum design at the Rotterdam Business School. She has extensive experience in public relations, marketing, digital marketing, and communication project management for the public and private sector in Latin America and the United Kingdom. She recently served as communications manager at the Faculty of economics at the University of Chile in Santiago. Previously, she worked as advisor of the General Consul of Bolivia in Santiago on strategic communications and international integration. She graduated from the Emeritus Columbia University Program, entitled “Digital Marketing: Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning & Analytics”. Her areas of interest are communication and public relations, generational marketing and consumption, labor market analysis, its respective segmentation and the development of intergenerational labor integration.