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I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. My research interests are in comparative politics, especially democratization and corruption, as well as research design and quantitative methods for social sciences.

Starting September of 2017, I will be joining the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago.

My dissertation project, "Corrupting Accountability" explores the question of when is a judicial prosecution of a corrupt politician an instance of accountability. To answer this question, I use a unique dataset of judicial prosecutions of governors in Mexico. Find more about my dissertation project by clicking here.

I have extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. Since September 2013 I have served as a preceptor for the Committee on International Relations (CIR) at the University of Chicago. I have also taught in the Social Science Inquiry core sequence, which introduces students to the practice of research in social sciences, including statistical methods.

I have also collaborated with the Stigler Center at the Booth School of Business (led by Guy Rolnik and Luigi Zingales) tracking campaign finance money. I am currently working on a paper alongside Monika Nalepa testing the effects of transitional justice during democratization in the quality of programmatic representation.

Before coming to the UofC, I finished a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico city.