I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela but have spent most of my life living in New York. I completed my undergraduate study at Columbia University, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science & Government. After graduating, I worked with public and private sector firms in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, exploring potential pathways for expanding financial inclusion in the region through the application of emerging financial technologies. My research interests range from the history of U.S. intervention in the region to the politization of inequality and redistribution during the so-called Pink Tide at the start of the 21st century. I am also a devoted disciple of García Márquez, Borges, Cortázar, Neruda, and Bolaño.