I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Transformation for UC San Diego. I was an Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Scholar for the academic year 2021-2022. I work mainly on environmental and development economics. My interests lie primarily in understanding the consequences of environmental degradation and the challenges governments face in implementing policies in contexts with underlying structural inequalities or weak institutions. The geographic scope of my work spans several regions. I am currently working on the impacts of extreme temperatures on financial outcomes and hospital management in Mexico, and on the evolution of environmental justice in Colombia. On the development economics side, I am currently studying gender disparities in labor markets in Mexico and the United States and women’s health in Tanzania and Mexico. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University in 2021.

Header image: The view from my office in Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2022)