Welcome to my website. I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research interests include political economy of development, institutions, corruption, violence, public opinion, political behavior, and quantitative methods. My dissertation focuses on the provision of public goods in developing countries. Specifically, I analyze how violence, corruption, and weak institutions affect the participation of the private sector in the provision of public goods. The empirical application of my dissertation focuses on the provision of roads through public-private partnerships in Colombia.
Before coming to grad school in the U.S., I received my B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, my home country. In Colombia, I worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) and the Department of Political Science at Uniandes, respectively. I also worked as lecturer at Universidad Sergio Arboleda and Universidad de San Buenaventura.