EDUCATION

Columbia University

Ph.D.  Political Science (expected 2019)
M.Ph.  Political Science (May 2016)
M.A.    Political Science (May 2013)
Focus: Comparative Politics (major); International Relations (minor)

 

Harvard Law School

J.D. (May 2007) Cum laude


University of Michigan

B.A. Anthropology (May 2000) High Honors and High Distinction

AWARDS & FUNDING

External

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Development Research Grant (2017)

  • EGAP Metaketa Initiative III (2017)

  • Summer FLAS scholarship (2013, Chinese)

Internal

  • Dissertation Development Grant (2015, 2016; Colombia University)

  • Summer ILAS Travel Grant (2014, 2015; Colombia University)

  • WEAI Training Grant (2013; Colombia University)

  • Harvard Univ. Committee on Human Rights Studies Fellowship (2007; Harvard University)

  • HLS Henigson Human Rights Fellowship (2007; Harvard Law School)

  • HLS Kaufman Public Service Fellowship (2007; Harvard Law School)

FIELD RESEARCH

Academic

Colombia (2014-2017)

Peru (2014-2017)

Paraguay (2007-2008)

 

Legal Research

Colombia (2008-2012)

Brazil (2010-2012)

Guatemala (2010)

Panama (2010-2011)

Paraguay (2007-2008)

Bolivia (2007)

Peru (2005)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Bogotá, Colombia

Coordinator Human Rights Program (full time, 2010-2012); Staff attorney, (part time 2008-2010)

 

Inter-ecclesial Commission of Justice and Peace, Bogotá, Colombia

Staff attorney (part time 2008-2010)

 

Tierraviva, Asunción, Paraguay

Legal fellow (Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies Fellowship 2007-2008)

 

Peace Corps, Cobán, Guatemala

Volunteer animal husbandry technician (2001-2003)

ABILITIES

Languages

English (native); Spanish (fluent); Portuguese (intermediate); Mandarin Chinese (intermediate, simplified).

Programing

R (statistical analysis, data manipulation, GIS, web scraping); QGIS; Latex; Stata; MAXQDA.