Publications


Date of birth

October 23rd 1975 in Curicó, Chile


Education

PhD
2009-2013: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

Master
2003-2005: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany / Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca.

Thesis: “Consumer’s Preferences and Buying Behaviour towards Traditional Food Products in Chile: A Conjoint Analysis”.

Undergraduate
2000-2001: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca, Chile.

1999-2000: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (academic exchange).

1995-1999: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca, Chile.

Thesis: “Yield and Nitrogen Apparent Recovery Efficiency in Processing Tomato with Drip Irrigation”.

School
1990-1991 Agriculture School, Molina, Chile.


Professional and teaching experience

Jul 2007-Mar 2009: External Evaluator, PDI-INDAP Program on Investment Projects for small farmers.

May 2005-Mar 2009: Research Assistant, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca, Chile.

Mar 2006-Jul 2006: Lecturer in Agricultural Marketing (undergraduate level), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca, Chile.

Ago 2005-Dic 2005: Teaching Assistant in Marketing Research (undergraduate level), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca, Chile.

Oct. 2002-Nov. 2002: Member Organizing Committee of the IX Congress of Soil Sciences, University of Talca, Talca, Chile, 4-6 November, 2002.

Sep. 2001-Jun. 2002: Research Assistant, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Production, University of Talca, Chile.


Research projects

Sept 2006-Dec 2008: Integrating Knowledge from Computational Modeling with Multi-Stakeholder Governance. International Food policy Research Institute IFPRI (USA); University of Hohenheim (Germany); Center for Environmental Research Leizip-Halle (Germany); Universidad de Talca (Chile). Financed by the Consultive Group on International Agricultural Research, Challenge Program on Water and Food (Project coordinator in Chile).

May 2005-Dec 2005: Consumers Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Quality Attributes in Meat Products. Cooperation between the Chilean Institute for Livestock and Agriculture Development (INDAP) and the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca, Chile (Research assistant).

Oct 2004-may 2005: Characterization of Value Attributes in Traditional Food Products: Consumers Perception and Willingness to Pay. Cooperation among the Chilean Institute for Livestock and Agriculture Development (INDAP), the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), and the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca, Chile (Research assistant).
Sept 2001-Jun 2002: Improving Quality and Yield in Malting Barley by means of Fertilization. Cooperation between Malterias Unidas S. A. and the Department of Agricultural Production, University of Talca, Chile (Research assistant).


Stays at research centres

15.05.2008-14.06.2008: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Financed by the International Scientific Cooperation Program (PCCI) – Academic Exchange Project DAAD-CONICYT.

02.11.2007-26.11.2007: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Financed by the International Scientific Cooperation Program (PCCI) – Academic Exchange Project DAAD-CONICYT.


Awards and schloarships

October 2009-ongoing: DAAD.CONICYT scholarship to carry out PhD. at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Abril 2009 - Spetember 2009: DAAD scholarship to carry out a language course at the Goethe Institut Goettingen.

March 25, 2006 - Abril 08, 2006: DAAD scholarship to participate in the International Summer School on “Consumer Protection by Integrated Process Chain in Food Production”, Göttingen, Cologne and Bonn, Germany.

March 2003 - April 2005: DAAD scholarship to carry out Master studies at the University of Talca (one semester) and at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (three semesters).

August 1999 - July 2000: DAAD/University of Talca scholarship to carry out studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen as undergraduate student.

March 1995 - Dec. 2000: Scholarship to carry out studies at the University of Talca. The scholarship financed full studies fees throughout my studies at the University of Talca. It was granted by the private company Colbún S.A.