I am a Fulbrighter and Economics Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Merced, and co-founding former member of the colombian ICBF's Institutional Analytics Group.

My research interests include the formation and evolution of individual expectations and actions and their impact on socioeconomic institutions and the configuration of poverty, violence, hatred, and discrimination. I focused on the development of formal and informal institutions, and the influence of religion, sociocultural and moral aspects into the formation of domestic violence, warfare internal conflict, and education, and its effects on children and adolescents.

My previous work as a socioeconomic researcher at “Competitive Strategy Think Tank” from “Universidad del Rosario”, “Ministry of National Education”, and “Colombian Institute of Family Welfare -ICBF”, involved public policy impact measurements, design of public policy strategies, and the use of data science and machine learning tools in the prediction of domestic violence in children and adolescents..