Daniela Horta

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2019 to 2021
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I am a Chilean Political Scientist, graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2015. Growing up in Chile, our passed dictatorship influenced every aspect of my life. I was educated in a system that was tainted by the legacy of authoritarianism. I came of age in a society where women were not given agency over their own lives. I lived within the oppressive confines of inequalities that were enshrined over decades of a repressive system, that influenced every citizen’s socio-economical background and perspectives on how different actors influenced shaping a nation’s future based in our transition to democracy. 
 
Being the second generation to graduate in higher studies in my family, I have observed how the social and economic inequality of my country can shape your future; the higher your economical income is, the better is your future. This allowed me to realize, coming from public school education, that the possibilities of achieving a high quality education in my future, were based on my parents great economical efforts, as well as mine.
 
With this inspirational background, I have had the opportunity to developed academic and work skills related to Public Policy, Gender Studies and International Affairs. Since 2014 I have worked in the academia, NGO’s and - most recently - UN Women in Chile. Additionally, collaborating  in various research instances, for instance, being recognized with a research grant - through the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Vice-Rectory - to work as a research assistant.
 
I have been recognized with an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship to study a Master Degree in Public Policy with a focus of Governance and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague; and the University of York, UK (Mundus MAPP) to pursue my eagerness of studying how institutions and different stakeholders shape our lives in a epistemological and ontological manner.
 
I have also founded and support the coordination of the first network of Women in Political Sciences in Chile as a volunteer’s platform to create networking among all women in political sciences in the country. And in my free time, I try to manage my IG @muyalergica which seeks to create awareness and advocacy for food allergies lifestyle.
 
Please feel free to write me an email with any questions you have!

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Last updated: November 4, 2019 - 14:17