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I am nearing the end of my second year as a doctoral student at Green Templeton College and the Saïd Business School.

Before coming to Oxford, I completed my MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and my BA in Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Florida. I spent a few years conducting research and consulting for a number of organisations in the gaps between these stints in school.

The focus of my research at Oxford is research and development (R&D) management in emerging markets.

I am interested in the effect of industrial policy on corporate strategy, and spend much of my time studying government policies and multinational firms' R&D operations in Brazil.

I am certain that I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the Green Templeton College scholarship I was awarded upon acceptance to the doctoral programme. Furthermore, my research has involved quite a bit of traveling, none of which would have been possible without the generous support of the Templeton Education and Charity Trust (TECT).

Academic life is but one of many facets of being a doctoral student in Oxford. My time here has been more varied and interesting than I could have hoped for. This has been, in large part, thanks to the diverse opportunities I have been presented with since I picked up my keys from the Porters' Lodge in the fall of 2013.

I've had the opportunity to row during the madness that is Summer Eights, to represent my fellow students' interests as Male Welfare Officer on the Graduate Common Room Committee and to attend enjoyable dinners, engaging lectures and relaxing Sunday brunches.

"I have had a deeply enriching few years at GTC, and look forward to spending more time exploring the nooks and crannies of this wonderful institution. I am honoured to be a part of this community of people, and am thankful both for the financial support that has enabled me to pursue my doctorate and for the chance to experience the beauty of college life at Oxford."