|MIT Department: Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. F. Daniel Hidalgo
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon
Hometown: São Manuel, São Paulo, Brazil
My name is Octavio. I was born and raised in Brazil, and I currently studying Economics and Information Technology. I am fortunate to have received a full-ride scholarship at my home institution since I would not have been able to attend college otherwise. In the summer of 2020, I participated in the Public Policy and International Affairs Program at Princeton University. PPIA is a competitive national fellowship for minority students who are interested in policy research. This inspired me even further to pursue a Doctorate degree. I am particularly interested in the areas of income inequality, poverty alleviation, and education access. With that in mind, my goal is to further investigate these topics during graduate school. When not working or studying, I enjoy exercising, reading, and playing volleyball or chess.