Natália joined the Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University in 2011. Her research interests are comparative politics, political economy, and research methods. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Natália worked at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) in São Paulo as a permanent researcher and as a Pró-Redes Fellow at the Institute of Applied Economics (IPEA). She holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).