I am a doctoral candidate in History at Duke University specializing in modern Latin America with an emphasis on Mexico. Overall, my research interests lie in the struggles and outcomes of the politicization of private life. My current project, Revolution in the Sheets: The Politics of Sexuality and Tolerance in the Mexican Left, 1971-2001, focuses on the issues of homophobia, heterosexism, and hostility towards sexual politics in Mexico's leftist parties and organizations.
I am a proud Philadelphia native with roots that stretch from Puerto Rico to Ecuador. I am also an avid runner and practice yoga regularly. I currently reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I am a Penn Predoctoral Fellow for Excellence in Diversity.