Professor Almudena Sevilla is a Professor in Economics and Public Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE and is currently the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee. She has also held positions at University College London, Queen Mary University, University of Oxford, University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research, and the Congressional Budget Office in Washington DC. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 2004 in the fields of family and population economics and econometrics. Almudena is an applied micro economist whose research focuses on the areas of gender, child development, and human capital. She teaches courses in these areas at the Graduate and Undergraduate Level.