I am currently a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at Duke University with a primary focus in Security, Peace, and Conflict and a secondary focus in Methodology. I was a 2014-2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and will be a Katherine Goodman Stern Fellow at Duke University during 2018-2019. You can access my CV here.
Broadly, my research and teaching interests center on the causes and consequences of armed conflict, civilian responses to insecurity, networks, and Latin American politics. Currently, I maintain three distinct research agendas. The first considers the challenge of generating civilian support for negotiated settlements in societies at war; the second explores the strategic behavior of armed actors in civil wars; the last focuses on the role of network structure in inter- and intra-state conflict.
Raised partly in Colombia and south Florida, in my free time I love to travel, play the drums, and am an avid reader of fiction.