I am an Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies in the Department of Political Science at Pace University–NYC Campus. My research focus is on Latinx politics, immigration, public opinion, and participation.
Before joining the faculty at Pace, I was a Post-Doctoral Latinx Public Policy Fellow at the J. G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, and the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LCLD) Policy Institute in Dallas.
I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2017, when I became the first Puerto Rican to receive a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus with a BA in Political Science. In my free time, I enjoy reading poetry (Julia de Burgos is my literary hero), trying new foods, and Salsa dancing.