Adriano contributes to ongoing research projects, one identification strategy / obscure statistical test at a time. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, he received his A.B. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University, where he focused on Behavioral Economics. He believes in a light-hearted life, seeking humor in the small struggles. Some people claim he is not cool enough to be a hipster, despite his constant attempts at wearing different shades of all black attires. When he is not stressing over his codes, he enjoys playing World of Warcraft or Pokemon; practicing naginata; and escaping back to NYC.