Beatrix joined UNRISD in October 2006 and worked with Naren Prasad on his research programs Market, Business and Regulation, and Social Policy and Development. More precisely, she was focusing on privatisation and social policies in the Education sector in developing countries.
Beatrix holds a Masters degree in Latin American Studies from the University Complutense (Madrid - Spain) and a Masters degree in Political Science from the Institute of Latin America Studies - University Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris - France). Her Masters dissertation examined transition to democracy and democratic consolidation in Mexico, with a special focus on 2006 presidential elections.
At the time of her internship, she was pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Beatrix left the UNRISD in January 2007.