Currently in the PhD program at the UCL Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre (UCL SECReT).
My research is focused on crime in Mexico and other developing countries—with particular attention to extortion against businesses and other organized crimes—while based on a solid analytical foundation that leverages modern advances in statistics and data science.
I’m particularly interested in collaborating with public sector crime and security agencies, in Mexico or abroad, to develop practical solutions to crime problems.
Alternatively, I’m interested in partnering with private organizations focused on providing private security solutions to complex crime problems faced by industries in developing countries.
I previously worked in Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior, the federal department responsible for public security. There I was part of a government-funded effort to promote scientific research on security. Later, and in the same Ministry, I became a policy advisor to the Head of the Strategic Planning Unit, where I contributed to the current National Program for Public Security, among other responsibilities.
I hold a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a BA in Communication Science from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.