Cesar Montalvo is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social and Decision Analytics Division at the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative from the University of Virginia. His work focuses at the interface of economics, statistics, mathematical models and public policy. His dissertation focused on dynamical systems related to social mobility and education. Cesar is an economist graduated from University San Francisco de Quito and with a master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics for Life and Social Sciences from Arizona State University. He served as a direct assistant at the Office of President Rafael Correa in Ecuador for more than five years. He also worked as director of research at the ministry of Production for three years. Cesar has taught classes of micro and macroeconomics, rural development, and is driven by his strong desire of carry out research that helps reduce poverty and inequality.