Lecturer in the Department of Economics
Marcelo Clerici-Arias writes: I am an economist, and that's where most of my professional and academic interests focus on. I am also very interested in psychology (particularly in its intersection with economics) and research on teaching and learning. I tend to read a lot, a mix of many genres, but mostly science fiction, fantasy, biographies/history, and most certainly the news. I love hiking and traveling—the pandemic certainly put a stop to traveling! I've had some non-professional experience with photography and drawing, and when I have some “free” time (rare occurrence!) I like playing video games. I played amateur soccer for 45 years, and I’ve coached, refereed, and managed youth soccer teams—up to being the president of a youth soccer club. For the past few years, I have volunteered as a mentor/coach for high school students in East Palo Alto and Redwood City who are interested in going to college. I am absolutely open to interacting with and mentoring students from any and all backgrounds!
Alejandra (my wife of 30+ years) and I are originally from Argentina, and we first came to the U.S. as international students, 30 years ago. Alejandra started her professional career as an accountant. After several years she discovered her true vocation in the arts, going back to college, and now she is a practicing artist and art teacher. We have a son (Federico, 26) and a daughter (Andrea, 24), both out of college and working in Boston and San Francisco, respectively.