I am a reader, first, and a writer, second.

I live in Bogotá and work at the Universidad de los Andes as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. I travel frequently to Peru, where I conduct field research in Ayacucho, Puno, Cajamarca, and Lima. I completed my doctoral studies in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where I specialized in Comparative Politics and International Relations, in particular on South Asia and Latin America.

I earned a BA in Political Science at Duke University in 2004, with a minor in English and a certificate in Latin American Studies. I have worked as a journalist and researcher at the Inter-American Dialogue and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. In 2009, I completed a MA at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. I have worked and studied in Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, and Spain.

My CV is available here.

I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga, reading and writing poems, and road cycling.