Carolina Tchintian is a PhD candidate specialized in comparative politics and Latin American politics, Carolina's research focuses on electoral systems and the effect of ballot design and voting laws on electoral outcomes. In her dissertation project Carolina studies how differences in ballot design and voting procedures are critical to understanding how people vote and the extent to which certain candidates or parties have a disproportionate advantage or disadvantage. She has a Master’s degree in public policy from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and a B.A. in political science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. Carolina was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011 and her dissertation is currently supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics (forthcoming), Electoral Studies, and Revista de Ciencia Política.