Welcome! I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University. I am currently a researcher at Airbnb’s trust team.
My dissertation examined the importance that parties have for voters in Latin America in three main aspects: as information shortcuts, as a form of social identity, and for keeping governments accountable. My current research agenda builds on my dissertation work and focuses on political behavior, public opinion and partisanship in Latin America. Since joining Airbnb, I have expanded this agenda to include issues related to trust in online communities, specifically peer-to-peer and in AI mediated communications.
Prior to both joining Airbnb and starting my Ph.D., I worked as a legislative aide in the City of Buenos Aires Legislature. I also spent some time working at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Central American Country Department. I have an M.A. in Development Management and Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. I was awarded a Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship in 2014.