Joaquín is an MS candidate in Analytics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is passionate about using data and social science research to improve public service delivery. Prior to his MS, he was a Project Leader for the Government Performance Lab at Harvard University, working with state and local governments in the US to improve services across policy areas ranging from affordable housing to education. Joaquin also worked as a portfolio manager for the Development Innovation Ventures program at USAID where he helped develop results-based funding strategies, including USAID’s first social impact bond investment and “cash benchmarking” – comparing the cost-effectiveness of USAID programming to cash transfers through a series of randomized controlled trials. He earned an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley (’14) and BAs in History and International Studies from the UNC Chapel Hill (’06).