About me

I’m a candidate for a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My work focuses on the theory and application of environmental and resource economics.  Throughout my academic and professional career, I have been actively involved with fisheries and aquaculture in Latin America. Nevertheless, I am currently expanding my research agenda to include problems outside that scope. In particular, topics related to conservation, energy, and the political economy behind institutional regimes.

I am originally from Chile, but I have worked in several countries in Latin America under a wide umbrella of topics. I started my professional career working in the agricultural sector. During college, I specialized in operations research and its application to process optimization and facility design. Eventually, I became increasingly involved in policy analysis, which allowed my interests to mature, and led me to pursue a Masters in Environmental Science and Management. As my work started to center around policy and economic analysis, pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics became the natural next step in my career.


I have other non-professional interests whenever I have some free time. These include playing music, taking photos of people’s faces, writing op-eds, sailing out to the seas, and riding bikes/motorcycles.

Here you can find the most recent version of my academic CV, while here you can find a copy of my full professional CV. I tried to include everything that is somehow relevant up to date. Some of my past and current projects may not be listed on these documents if they are either in their early stages or associated with a given position. Also, here you can access my GitHub page, where I’ve shared some of my computer programming scripts. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to know more about my work.