I joined the TIHR in 2023 driven by the opportunity to combine my 3 passions: research on human behaviour, art, and social change.
I’m curious and enthusiastic about learning new things, understanding people’s behaviours, how the world works, and in the power of music to provoke and connect. For that reason, I pursued a career in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Music. Coincidentally, I became a social researcher where I could constantly ask questions to people with different backgrounds and perspectives, challenging my and others’ assumptions.
I’ve project managed very diverse research projects with clients from the private, public and third sector. My work includes ethnographic research, applying behaviour change principles, mapping motivations and barriers of people’s behaviours, evaluating programmes and services, UX testing, among others.
I am passionate about influencing social impact, particularly on education, children, and families. I am particularly interested in the potential of music as a tool for social change following my volunteering and research with an NGO in Panama using music education as a tool for healthy youth development.