Welcome! I'm a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). I also have an M.A. in Economics (USC) and an M.A. in Chinese Studies (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Before starting my Ph.D., I worked in public and private organizations, and researched trade and investment exchanges between Peru, the United States, and China.
I focus on the fields of International Political Economy and Comparative Politics. My dissertation examines how developing countries can adapt to the rise of China in the global economy. Using Latin America as my main setting and Peru as my main case study, I argue that a small country like Peru can exercise agency and shape the outcomes of its interactions with a powerful economy like China.
I’m also interested in analyzing patterns of economic development and growth in emerging economies and developing countries, as well as the factors that affect trade, investment policy-making, and economic performance.
Aside from academics, I enjoy staying active by swimming, doing yoga, pilates, and aerial silks.
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