Staff Spotlight: Andrés Barroso Chavez, MPP

At the BIP Lab, our main goal is to understand parental decision-making. Information is power, and learning about someone else’s personal experience can be particularly helpful when making decisions for your career. In our “Staff Spotlight” interview series, we spoke with our staff members to learn about their motivations, their work, and what they like about the BIP Lab.

This time we chatted with Andrés Barroso Chavez, the Systems Operation Specialist at the BIP Lab, where he manages the student research assistant team and ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

BIP Lab: What is your hometown? 

Barroso: Mexico City 

BIP Lab: What drew you to work at the BIP Lab?

Barroso: I believe in the importance of the research we do to make a positive impact and shape society’s future. Early childhood experiences have lasting effects and I’m passionate about improving outcomes for children and families.

BIP Lab: What are you currently working on in the Lab?

Barroso: Technology strategies, daily operations, and connecting the lab with new partners.

BIP Lab: What do you want others to know about your work at the BIP Lab?

Barroso: We’re a dedicated and talented team working to advance our understanding of parenting and early education for the betterment of society.

BIP Lab: What advice would you give to others who aspire to follow a similar career path?

Barroso: Cultivate a passion for making a positive impact, stay curious, and continuously educate yourself. If you already do this, surround yourself with dedicated and knowledgeable colleagues to grow professionally.

BIP Lab: Do you have any hidden talents?

Barroso: One of the top Mexican restaurants in town is my house.

BIP Lab: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Barroso: Traveling and running by the Lake Shore.