Summer - SASE, AOM, ASA
March 2014 - I conclude fieldwork this month, and will begin focusing on data analysis and writing.
January 2014 - I'm attending the upcoming SFIG/IMN ABS Vegas 2014 & ASF conferences in Las Vegas. Please message to meet/advise/contribute to my securitization research!
October 2013 - I'm conducting fieldwork at ABS East in Miami, SFIG events and IMN Covered Bonds in NYC (late October), and SIFMA Meetings in NYC (early November).
I believe that evidence-based research and increased understanding of markets and complex systems can positively impact society. As such, I research structured finance and urban development to gain insights related to inter-organizational networks, organizational change, economic sociology, and innovation.
A Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Chicago, my current research examines "The Rise, Networks, and Resilience of Securitization Financial Markets."
I use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to analyze the creation of inter-organizational networks and markets, institutionalization of innovative practices, role of entrepreneurs in catalyzing organizational change, and varied response to reglatory challenge.
Prior to my leave from academia, during which I established a financial consulting and real estate firm, my research considered securitization markets in various countries, the reception of Latina/o immigrants by local communities and entrepreneurial networks, and the cultural and economic impact of Colleges/Universities on their local communities.