Hi! I was born and raised in Mexico City. I am pursuing my Master’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, under the advisement of Dr. Nicole Phillips. I completed my B.S. degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA. After completing my B.S., I joined the Mississippi State University Marine Fisheries Ecology Program, where I assisted with bottom longline surveys in the northern Gulf of Mexico and expanded my field-work experience by helping to work up specimens, collecting data, and tagging and releasing sharks and rays. My long-time passion particularly lies in elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), especially those species that receive less attention, such as the guitarfishes of the genus Pseudobatos. My research project consists in investigating the poorly known guitarfishes of the genus Pseudobatos. Here you can learn more about my project!