I study the emergence of—and relationship between—propertied and territorial ways of relating to land, specifically in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. I currently work with Dr. Desiree Fields researching the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on real estate investment.
My undergraduate research at the University of Arizona examined housing inequality in Tucson’s manufactured housing communities and historically Mexican neighborhoods, especially through the mechanism of the tax lien. After graduation, I worked for a year as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, contributing to research on the growth of political violence, police politicization, and far-right movements in the United States.
Outside of academia, I love spending time outdoors, volunteering, making art, and cooking for my loved ones.
2021, B.A., Political Science, University of Arizona
2021, B.S., Urban and Regional Development, University of Arizona