I am currently a PhD Student in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London, part of Conflict, Security & Development Research Group (CSDRG) the Urban Violence Research Network, and the Seminar of Violence and Peace of El Colegio de México.
Previously, I earned a master’s degree in Political Science from El Colegio de México and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). I was teaching lecturer in FES Acatlán, UNAM, on economic policy, comparative politics and international relations theory. I also chaired the Second Conference on Violence and Peace of the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico.
I was formerly a Junior Officer on Democratic Culture and Peace in the Morelos Government, a Junior Researcher on Mexican politics at the Institute Belisario Dominguez of the Mexican Senate, external advisor on legislative affairs for the Undersecretary of Budget of the Mexican Finance Secretariat, and Director General of Legislative Liaison of the Secretariat of Economy.
As a student, I’m was the co-founder the Debate team at FES Acatlán, UNAM; First Place of the National Contest of Youth Debate of the Mexican Government in 2010; Deputy Secretary General of the Model UN of the UNAM in 2011; Editor of Social Sciences and Politics of the website Paradigmas, and Representative of the Students of the Centre of International Studies to the Society of Students of El Colegio de México.
In political activism, I was member of the Revolutionary Democratic Party in Mexico (I rescind my affiliation after the Iguala Disappearances in 2014). I’m currently member and part of the Board of Democracia Deliberada, a political left wing association in Mexico. In elections I’ve served as part of poll stations organisation at my home district in Mexico and I was representative of PRD several times. I sympathise with Democratic Socialism and with a New Green Deal global effort.
I was born in Mexico, and I have lived in Los Angeles, Tejupilco (part of the Southern Mexican Tierra Caliente region), Metepec (near Toluca City, the state capital of the State of Mexico -yes, different from Mexico- I know, confusing), Mexico City, Cuernavaca and London.