Hi Butlerites! I am a fifth year PhD student in Comparative Politics from Catalonia and starting my third year as RGS. If you think my picture and my name don't match, it turns out Joan (ʒuán) is a guy's name in Catalan! I spent my undergraduate years at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and my year abroad at UC Berkeley, which convinced me that coming back to the U.S. was a must. I wanted to learn more stats, so I got a scholarship to pursue a Masters in Quantitative Methods at Columbia University and I also interned at the World Bank in DC, but I decided a PhD was the best next move - not the easiest next move, but the most interesting. I have lived in Princeton for 4 years now but I keep moving around. Field work has taken me to Uganda and Mexico, and I travel elsewhere when time allows. I also love tennis, opera, geography… and much more! Looking forward to meeting you all!