Research Director for Center for a New Economy
Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, 2014-2016
I am the Research Director and Churchill G. Carey, Jr. Chair in Economic Development Research at the Center for a New Economy (CNE), a Puerto Rico-based, non-profit think-tank dedicated to promoting innovative and progressive economic development projects and policies.
Before returning to my native Puerto Rico, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, which I joined shortly after completing my doctoral studies at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. My academic research interests focus on: transnational migration, international development, hometown associations (HTAs), economic and social policy, and transnational ethnography.