I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After graduating from the Economics program at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2001. After graduation, I worked as an economist for a year and a half at Andigraf, which is the trade union of Colombia's printing industry. At the same time, I finished a master's degree in Economics at my alma mater.
I started working for the first time at the Inter-American Development Bank in February of 2003. I went as an intern, and ended up spending the next 4 years working on economic policy issues in Latin American countries.
In September of 2007 I started a PhD in Economics at University of California, Santa Cruz. I received my doctorate in June of 2012. During my doctoral studies I had the opportunity to work as a PhD intern at the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the summer of 2009, and as a PhD intern at BlackRock during the summer of 2011.
I joined the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in late 2011, where I conducted original research on international finance, international banking and empirical corporate finance. In December of 2016 I joined IDB Invest as a Lead Economist at the Strategy and Development Department, where I worked on original studies on financial institutions and financial markets in the Latin American region.
In August of 2019 I joined the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Americas Office in Mexico City, where I contribute to the BIS cooperative activities with central banks in the Americas, as well as conduct policy-relevant economic research on international finance.