Jaime was born and raised in Mexico City. He was an economics and political science dual major, and served in diverse roles and settings in both the private and public sector. His work as an analyst at the Mexican Federal Institute for Government-Assisted Housing (INFONAVIT), as researcher and adviser to the chief economist at the Mexican Ministry of Finance, and as business development coordinator at a social housing company, has provided him a far reaching understanding of the challenges faced by the housing industry in Mexico, particularly those of workers in the lowest socioeconomic threshold. This past summer, Jaime interned at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., with the Office of the Executive Director for Mexico and the Dominican Republic. After graduate school, he wishes to work in the design of new and viable policies to alleviate poverty, reduce inequalities and forge decisions that can lead developing countries – such as his own – down a new path of economic development and growth. He has been a volunteer with the Mexican Jewish Community and the Grand Masonic Lodge of Mexico. During his spare time, Jaime enjoys playing squash, soccer and chess. He loves traveling, world history and trying new foods.