Nelly Mejia Gonzalez is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on international development and on food choice and obesity. Her work at RAND has involved different topics ranging from youth unemployment in developing countries to cash transfer programs in Latin America.
Mejia recently completed her Ph.D. in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also has a B.A. in economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City, where she was also a research and a teaching assistant. Mejia worked as an economist in Mexico's Ministry of Social Development, where she was involved in the design, diagnosis, and evaluation of the country's social programs. She was also an economic consultant at UNICEF Mexico.