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About Me


My research interests are centered on the politics of inequality, both racial and economic. I am particularly interested in why American institutions fail to remedy, and sometimes even perpetuate, different forms of inequality. My dissertation centers on how residential segregation and varying rates of citizenship affect the ability of minority residents to achieve descriptive representation in local government. I am also interested in how extreme levels of affective polarization are upending some of the conventional wisdom about U.S. elections.

I was born in Venezuela but grew up in a South Florida suburb known as Weston-zuela. In my free time, I love cooking, hiking, tending to my house plants, and watching the Miami Heat outperform expectations with my chihuahua-mutt, Nasty.

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