Rafael is a PhD Candidate studying international comparative education at Stanford University. He is interested in questions of the equality of educational opportunities and outcomes within K-12 education. His most recent projects are focused on the distribution of learning opportunities in terms of teacher quality and curricular exposure. He has also studied the relationship between student achievement and observed teacher practices and skills. Prior to Stanford, Rafael worked at the Ministry of Education in Chile as part of the National Assessment System. He was also an advisor to the Minister of Education on policies aimed to improve the equality of the education system in terms of the distribution of teachers and financial resources. Rafael received a Master in Economics from the University of Chile with an emphasis in social policies and a BS in Engineering from the same university.