I joined the World Bank's development research group as a research economist in 2021. I am also a CEGA UC-Berkeley faculty affiliate, an IZA Research Fellow, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Social Research at USC. I hold a PhD (2015) and MA (2012) from UCLA, and a BA (2007) and MA (2008) from Universidad de los Andes. My recent research explores the effects of forced migration within hosting economies and of the role of public policies in supporting these migrants and their hosting communities. I also have work that studies how firms' decisions change with economic and political shocks and explores the consequences of violence and conflict.