Aina Krupinski Puig serves as a Research Assistant for the Care Work and the Economy Project. She is an PhD student in Economics at American University specializing in macroeconomics. Her research interests include economic growth, macroeconomic policy, international trade and gender.Before starting her PhD, she was an Associate in Financial Inclusion at Global Communities doing project management and data analytics on micro-finance work in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. She previously worked as a Coordinator and Research Assistant to the Women as Partners in Progress project at the University of Maryland, a women’s empowerment project in Morocco, Jordan, and Kuwait. She holds a BA in economics and international development from the University of Maryland. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, and some French and Arabic.