I’m an assistant professor of political science at The University of California, Davis, where I research and teach on armed conflict, security and development, post-conflict transitions, and research methods. You can also find some of my writing at Political Violence at a Glance, where I am a permanent contributor.
I am also affiliated with the DevLab@Duke, where I collaborate on the design and evaluation of international development programs. To date I have worked on projects for USAID and the World Bank in Colombia, Indonesia, and Guatemala.
I was born in Cali, Colombia, grew up in Cali/South Florida, and have lived in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and now California. Outside of work, I love music, travel, cooking, and the outdoors.
PhD in Political Science, 2019
MA in Political Science, 2016
BA in Political Science, 2013
University of Florida