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Ana Trindade Ribeiro

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Ana Trindade Ribeiro

Field work in the time of social distancing

As a social person, I admit that working from home and social distancing hasn't been easy on me or my field research. Still, I was lucky to be able to redesign one project—investigating how a growth mindset intervention can impact gender differences in challenge-seeking behavior—to be fully implemented online. I'm grateful for the support of my advisor, other professors, students, funders, and an implementing partner in developing this new project during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concentrating on work is still hard at times, partly because of the anxiety and helplessness caused by the pandemic, and partly because I can no longer resort to conversations with people around me to process my thoughts, get feedback, or advice. However, I know I'm fortunate to be able to work from home, staying healthy and safe, while others have to risk themselves to care for the sick or earn a living.

Ana Trindade Ribeiro is a doctoral student focusing on the economics of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on inequality of opportunities.

June 2, 2020

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