I'm a PhD candidate in comparative politics, with formal and quantitative methods and international relations as additional subfields. My research interests include public security, organized crime, and the political economy of development. My dissertation analyzes competing criminal organizations and state security forces to explain subnational variation in homicidal violence trends in contemporary Mexico, ultimately seeking to explain when and how order and peace arises in violent criminal contexts.

To support my dissertation and other research projects, I have teamed up with scholars in three countries to map the presence and relationships of criminal groups in Mexico. Click here to read more about the Mapping Criminal Organizations project.

In the fall of 2019 I will be a graduate fellow at Princeton's Program in Latin American Studies. Starting January 2020 I will be a pre-doctoral fellow at UCSD's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.

I hold bachelor degrees in political science and economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). Before arriving to Princeton, I was research partner at TransEconomics.

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