RESUME

 
Education
Doctor of Philosophy
University of California, Berkeley
Political Science

​2020

Master of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
Political Science

​2010

 

Bachelor of Arts 
University of California, San Diego
Political Science
Latin American Studies

​​2008

Skills

Spanish language      ◼◼◼◻◻

Professional Experience
Doctoral Researcher
University of California, Berkeley 
Berkeley, California
2013 - 2020​

Research Director
Independent Consultant
Mexico City, Mexico
2018

 

Lecturer

University of California, Berkeley 
Berkeley, California
Summer 2016 and 2017

Head Graduate Student Instructor (TA)
University of California, Berkeley 
Berkeley, California
2013 - 2020

Graduate Student Instructor (TA)
University of California, Berkeley 
Berkeley, California
2013 - 2020

Research Assistant
University of California, Berkeley 
Berkeley, California
2009 - 2012
Volunteer
Experience
Chairperson
Democrats Abroad Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
2021 - Present
  • Lead monthly Executive Board meetings efficiently and inclusively.

  • Spearheaded development of strategic plan, including long term objectives, short term goals, and activities.

  • Developed Board handbook, outlining best practices, clarifying executive roles, and specifying available resources.

Secretary, Board of Directors
AgLantis Sustainable Charity Farms
Martinez, California
2021 - Present
  • Write Board minutes accurately and submit them promptly.

Chair of Voter Outreach
Democrats Abroad Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
2020 - Present
  • Planned and executed a multi-faceted non-partisan plan to boost voter registration for the 2020 election which resulted in a 130% increase in registration from 2016. 

  • Built and maintained a comprehensive database of policies for voting from abroad for each state and territory, including deadlines and accepted modes of submission for registration and ballot returns, forms of ID accepted, rules governing third party ballot handling, and reported issues with local election offices.

  • Lead outreach to voters who face institutional and structural obstacles to participation including those who are not English-dominant, dual nationals unfamiliar with the US system, and those with limited economic resources.

Citizen Liaison Volunteer
US Embassy, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
2020 - Present
Voting Assistance Officer
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Mexico City, Mexico
2020 - Present
Adviser, Board of Advisers
Wizdem Civic-Tech Company
Mexico City, Mexico
2019 - 2020
Alumni Mentor to Advanced Undergraduates
University of California, San Diego
Political Science Department
La Jolla, California
2018 - 2020
Co-President
Political Science Graduate Student Association
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
2010 - 2013

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