I received my bachelors degree in Science with a major in Integrative Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. As an undergraduate student I fell in love with research.
Participating in various research projects. I begin first studying the diversity of microbiota and its symbiotic relations with vertebrates, specifically looking at the vertical transmission of antibiotic resistance. I later had the opportunity to learn and understand biodiversity in island archipelagos in relation to geographical isolation and dispersal abilities of arachnids. My past experience got me interested in ecology, arthropods (mostly spiders) and evolution.