I have a M.A. in International Security from George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government and Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Southwestern University.
Prior to my PhD, I worked on drug policy at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, with refugees and immigrants at U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, and with unaccompanied immigrant minors in detention centers at the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.
I am originally from Mexico City and am a proud first-generation Mexican immigrant who moved to the US at ten years old. I grew up in Austin, Texas but have also lived in other Texan cities as well as in South Carolina, Northern Virginia, and San Diego. I love playing and watching fútbol, traveling through Mexico, eating Mexican street food, and am passionate about helping the communities that I am a part of.