I use statistics, bioinformatics, and machine learning to answer questions at the interface between ecology and evolution. My research interests generally relate to phylogenetics, systematics, conservervation biology, and the effects of climate change on biodiversity at different spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales!
I was born in the Colombian Andes (Armenia, Quindío) surrounded by stunning landscapes and amazing biodiversity! I received my bachelor's degree from Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Practive at the School of Information at the University of Arizona. Before, I was a staff researcher at Aradhna Tripati's lab at UCLA. I also collaborate with at least three research groups in Colombia: Biodiversidad animal, GIE, and SEyBA.