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 mixed methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, computational, and network analysis) to analyze the creation of inter-organizational networks and markets, institutionalization of innovative practices, and the role of entrepreneurs in catalyzing organizational and regulatory change.
Prior to my leave from academia, during which I established a financial consulting and real estate firm as well as an entrepreneurial/writing innovation center, 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.