I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I also serve as a Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development (CPD) and a Graduate Student Researcher for the Conflict and Security Initiative at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). My broad research interests lie in the political economy of conflict and development, with a regional focus on Latin America. Methodologically, I am interested in the application of spatial econometrics and machine learning tools to causal inference.
I graduated with honors from Los Andes University (Colombia) with a BA/MA in Political Science and received master’s degrees from New York University and Northwestern University. Previously, I worked as a researcher for the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). I also held research and analyst positions in Colombia at Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP), Los Andes University, and the National Intelligence Agency.