I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and an Economics of Conflicts Fellow at the International Crisis Group. I received my PhD in Politics in the Politics Department at New York University. My research interests lie in Comparative Politics and Research Methods, and include the study of Governance, Conflict, and State Capture. I have a regional specialization in developing countries, particularly Latin America. I received NYU’s Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship 2020-2021. My research has also been supported by organizations including the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Program, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Center for Studies in Security and Drugs (CESED) from Universidad Los Andes, among others. My scholarly work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Urban Economicsand I have been a referee for the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.