Beatriz is a postgraduate researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, based in the Cities cluster.
Her PhD title is ‘Road Network Connectivity and Socio-spatial Segregation in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara’. Supervising the PhD, from IDS are Prof. Patricia Justino and Dr. Jeremy Lind. Beatriz is also a Visiting PhD student at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL working with Dr. Elsa Arcaute.
Being a development economist by training, she is currently using spatial analysis to evaluate inequality, violence and crime in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. She is interested in developing research-driven ideas that impact the social context on the fields of urban and development economics, architecture, sociology, urban planning and anthropology.
Beatriz has a Masters in Development Economics from the University of Sussex and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Anahuac University in Mexico City.