Adriana Gonzales
International

Adriana Gonzales

Research Associate
Pronouns she/her

Adriana Gonzales’ work focuses on energy and public health, particularly in the Caribbean and West Africa. Since joining Mathematica in 2022, Gonzales has worked on projects in energy, maternal health, and water and sanitation.

For the Caribbean Energy Initiative Financial Landscape Assessment project and the Benin Policy Reform and Institutional Strengthening Evaluation project, Gonzales has been involved in mixed-methods research to better understand renewable and fossil fuel-generated energy development and policy reform in several Caribbean countries and Benin. For these projects, Gonzales has been conducting literature reviews, developing survey instruments and interview protocols, cleaning and analyzing quantitative data, interviewing key energy sector personnel (including representatives of Ministries of Energy, utilities, regulators, independent power producers, financial institutions, and others), and synthesizing learnings in data visualizations, maps, and reports. For the Independent Evaluation of the Lusaka Water Supply Sanitation and Drainage project in Zambia and the Generating Learning from BEP project in Pakistan, Gonzales has collaborated with data collection partners to monitor data quality and analyze quantitative data to evaluate the on-the-ground impact of public health initiatives.

Gonzales has a passion for advancing social change, by engaging in direct service to marginalized communities for immediate relief as well as conducting mixed-methods research to deeply understand challenges and develop long-term solutions. Before joining Mathematica, Gonzales supported mixed-methods research on policing, citizenship, and economic precarity in Zimbabwe, and she was a full-spectrum doula and lactation counselor for families in Denver and Chicago. She holds an honors B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Expertise
  • Mixed-methods analysis
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Early childhood education
  • Languages (speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, and Wolof)
Focus Area Topics
  • Global
  • Energy
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Water and Sanitation

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