I completed my undergraduate education at San Francisco State University where I double majored in Political Science and International Relations, with a concentration in Latin American Area Studies. With the assistance of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State, I completed an exchange semester at Sciences Po, Paris in the Reims Campus, where I was able to further strengthen my analytical approach to the study of comparative politics.
My particular area of interest within Latin American Studies is the Central American region, and especially, the Revolutionary Conflicts during the Cold War period. As a result of my undergraduate research on the topic, a new region of interest began to emerge: Russia. Employing the multidisciplinary approach of my respective programs at San Francisco State, I’m particularly drawn to the historical relations between Central America and the former Soviet Union, as well as how the international relations of the Central American states and Russia have evolved in the 21st century. This is ultimately what I hope to research during my time at the Latin American Centre.