Sociologist from the University of Chile and PhD in Sociology from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He is currently Professor at the Universidad Diego Portales and directs the Leadership Program of the Faculty of Education at the same university. He served as Undersecretary of Education and Minister of Culture in the government of President Ricardo Lagos (2000-2006). He has worked in different national institutions related to education. He has also worked as a consultant in international institutions such as OECD, UNESCO, ECLAC and others. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a member of the National Education Council. He has more than 60 publications in books and journals on the topics of education, youth, culture and poverty. He is currently working on issues of educational leadership, school improvement and teacher policies.