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I am Assistant Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, I was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies and the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Michigan.


I immigrated from Bogotá, Colombia at the age of 12 and was raised in White Plains, NY. I received a B.A. in International Relations and Ethnic Studies with Honors from Brown University. I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

My research and teaching interests are in race, ethnicity and immigration, political behavior and representation with a specific focus on the sociopolitical incorporation of the Latina/o/x community in the U.S.

In my spare time, I love spending with my family, go on hikes and bike rides during the summer months or skiing and ice skating in the winter. 




Ph.D. in Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles


M.A. in Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles


B.A. in Ethnic Studies and International Relations, with Honors

Brown University

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