About Me

I am originally from the tropical city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. I hold a M.A. in Development and Governance from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Universidad Casa Grande (Ecuador).

In 2019, with a DAAD scholarship, I moved for the first time to Germany for my Master’s program. Inspired by the academic landscape I decided to pursue my doctoral studies. In 2022, I joined the IMPRS-SPCE program and set out my PhD project on the transnational politcal behavior of second-generation immigrants in Europe.

Before starting my PhD studies I cultivated diverse academic and non-academic experiences. This includes an eye-opening summer research internship in 2017 at the University of Tokyo. In 2014, I spent a semester abroad at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Beyond academia, my professional journey extends into private institutions and NGOs, where I’ve acquired a diverse skill set that I’ve integrated into my research projects.

The eclectic mix of professional and academic experiences has shaped my intellectual curiosity. It has fueled my curiosity to understand how international migration affects the political structures of society. The opportunity to interact with academics and professionals from all disciplines has also made me attentive to the simultaneity and multidimensionality of the phenomena I’m studying.

I currently reside in the vibrant city of Köln and share my life with my husband and a delightful 16-year-old Pomeranian.