Montserrat has a major in Economics from the Catholic University of Bolivia. As an honor thesis she had done research about social mobility in Bolivia comparing for years 1997, 2003, 2013, for the cohort of 13 to 23 years old, findings suggest that gaps in education in Bolivia have reduced for different groups (i.e. gender, ethnicity, area of living) allowing social mobility to improve in the latest years. While working at the Institute for Advanced Development Studies, she committed on several research topics all related to sustainable development, access to basic services (i.e. water, waste disposal, health, and education), and inequality issues. She is currently involved in the Inquiry Methodology Ph.D. program at Indiana University Bloomington. Where she is pursuing her interest on the appropriateness, design, and limitations of quantitative methods in social sciences. As part of her education she is currently contributing with data analysis for projects on infants’ and parents’ health, mental health, and education.