"I am interested in understanding the factors behind poverty"
My name is Juanita Serna and I am from Colombia. I studied my master’s degree in Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.
What is your research area?
– My areas of interest are labour and development economics.
What made you want to do research as a phd?
– My motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. in economic lies on my interest in understanding the factors behind the persistence of poverty and inequality in developing countries.
What do you think of Sweden so far?
– So far, I find Sweden to be a welcoming country where Swedes and people from around the world come together, creating a lively mix of cultures.
What´s your favorite food from your country?
– My favorite food from my home country is a dish called Ajiaco, a hearty stew brimming with flavors from beef, pork, chicken, and an array of veggies, roots and tubers.