Ricardo Zaragoza Castillo

Ricardo Zaragoza Castillo

I worked as a research assistant, economic consultant, and in the Mexican Secretariat of Social Development. These jobs prepared me to work with, and lead teams, to have a systems perspective, and to reach goals under pressure

Career Interests

Sustainable Systems, Energy Access, Renewable Energy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Development

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment
Certificate: Sustainable Systems Analysis
Relevant Coursework: Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Sciences (Probability, statistics, and Regression); Resource and Environmental Economics (Theories and Methods for Environmental Problems); Energy Technology and its impact on the environment; Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (Modeling with openLCA and Excel); Sustainable Systems (Business strategy, supply chain risk, technical memorandum writing); Marketing and Finance (Integral Communication Plan, and financial evaluation); Building Energy (Best practices in energy management at buildings).
 
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Oct 2008
National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Economics Mexico City, Mexico

Professional Experience

Director of Economic and Social Analysis, Mexican Secretariat of Social Development, Mexico City Jun 2011- Jun 2016
Deputy-Fieldwork with impoverished Mexican communities. Reports of the social, economic and demographic situation of the Mexican population, like energy access. Processing primary data sources to design clear, reliable, and concise metrics of Social Programs impacts. Work in concert with Civil Society Organizations, Public partners, Academy, and Firms.
 
Economic Analyst, SIREM, Economic consultancy, Mexico City Mar 2010-Jun 2011
 
Economic Analyst, Economic & Commercial Office, Chinese Embassy in Mexico Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
 
Research Assistant, China-Mexico Studies Centre, Mexico City Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

Additional Information

PUBLICATIONS
The relationship between social capital and health indicators in Mexico (coauthor). Analysis of the relationship between social capital types and access to health services in Mexico using a pseudo-panel database. Published at Well-being and social policy (Journal of Public Policy), Vol. 9 num. 2 first semester 2014.
 
SKILLS
Stata R Microsoft Office
English-Fluent
Spanish-Fluent
Russian-Conversational

Skills

cost-benefit analysis
energy efficiency
excel modeling
statistics
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2018

Languages

English
Russian
Spanish

Preferred Location

Midwest
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Consulting
Non-profit / NGO