Major: Comparative Politics
Minor: International Relations
I am a first-year PhD student focusing on problems related to oil and oil dependence. I grew up in Venezuela and moved to the US to attend college first at Northern Michigan University (very close to home) and later at Georgetown University where I was awarded a Fellowship in Language and Area Studies to study Portuguese. I have worked for Mitsubishi International Corporation and interned for USAID. In addition to being a PhD student I currently work for Boston University and serve on the Board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Resource abundance, inequality, hybrid regimes, Latin America
BS, Northern Michigan University
MA in Latin American Studies, Georgetown University