I am a historian of Latin America, currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan's Joint Ph.D. Program in Women's Studies and History. My program's interdisciplinary training allows me to combine my passion for historical research and writing with my interests in gender as a tool for conceptual exploration.

Such training has been instrumental in helping me conceive my work around the importance of reconstructing narratives that uncover historical actors absent in official accounts, address the complexity of their actions and relationships with a critical eye, and add a different analytical dimension to the scholarly literature.

As a first-generation student, I earned a MA and BA in History from The University of Michigan and The City College of New York, respectively. I am also an alumna of The International High School in Queens, NY, where I was part of an early college initiative called the Excel Program.

I come from an immigrant family living between Jackson Heights, NY and Pereira, Colombia. Outside of my academic work, I enjoy learning about Andean design, conceptual art, and professional cycling. 

Photograph at Aquarium Mare Nostrum, France, 2015.