Hi! I am a third year PhD student in Comparative Politics from Catalonia. Notice 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 (2007-08). Then I received a scholarship from La Caixa Graduate Fellowship Program to pursue an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) at Columbia University (2009-11). During that time I also interned at the World Bank. I have since lived in Princeton but I keep moving around, conducting field work in Uganda and Mexico so far and traveling elsewhere when time allows. I also love tennis, opera, geography… and much more! Looking forward to meeting you all!