I am an Assistant Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies and a Faculty Affiliate of the Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Previously, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University, where I also served as the Interim Director of the GW Law & Society Minor. During my graduate studies, I was a contracted researcher at the National Institute of Justice, contributing to the transnational organized crime portfolio. Projects in this area include grant-funded collaborations studying the Colombian National Police, the Honduran National Police, and the transnational capacity of MS-13 in the United States and El Salvador.

I will serve as the founding Managing Editor for the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime - a forthcoming (2020) SAGE journal.


PhD. 2017.  American University, School of Public Affairs

MA. 2013. George Washington University, Department of Sociology

BS. 2011. Florida State University, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Magna Cum Laude