Nicolás Riveros Medelius Nicolás is a Ph.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and as part of his personal and professional journey he has also lived in Medellín, Lima, San Juan, and most recently, Boston. Over the past years Nicolás has participated in a wide range of educational projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Before his doctoral studies, he worked as Technical Adviser for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and in various leadership positions for the popular education movement Fe y Alegría. In his research, Nicolás uses a mixed methods approach to study the role that schools play in child and youth political socialization processes. He has a particular interest in describing and understanding the interpersonal and relational dynamics involved in civic and citizenship learning. Currently, he is working on designing and implementing a research project to study the political discussion networks of 15-year-old teens in Bogotá. Nicolás holds a B.A and Master’s in political science from Universidad de los Andes, as well as an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from HGSE.