I am a political science PhD candidate at New York University. My broad research interest lies in the political  economy of conflict and development. Much of my work focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of violence in the developing world. I am particularly interested in  topics related to both criminal and political violence.

My research employs multiple research methods, including formal theory, experimental methods, and archival research.

My research has been funded by the CESS Lab at NYU, the Public Safety Lab at NYU, the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE), the  Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)  from the Swedish government and Colfuturo from the Colombian government.

Before coming to NYU I graduated from a BA and a MA in Philosophy from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and a BA in Economics from Universidad Externado de Colombia.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and rooting for my hometown team, Independiente Medellín.