M.A. Candidate – Class of 2018

I have lived on both sides of the border, one part of my life in El Paso, Texas, and another in Detroit, Michigan. Both of these homes gave me a unique perspective on my Mexican identity. My quest to more deeply understand my love for my culture and explore my interests at the intersection of business, law, and human rights as it pertains to Mexico and the United States led me to a Binational Business Fulbright. During my Fulbright, I took MBA classes at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and interned at Ashoka. Previously, I attended Macalester College and majored in Sociology and Classics, and minored in Philosophy with a legal studies concentration.

Research Interests

Before I attend a JD/MBA program, I want to understand Mexico’s role as a global player in international business law. Specifically, I want to expand my understanding of the effects of transnational regulatory tools on Mexico’s compliance, transparency, and anti-corruption proceedings and regulation. I am eager to draw connections among the economic, cultural, and legal drivers of these regulatory tools, their implementation, and how they ultimately inform Mexico’s perspective on human rights in a business context. I am also interested in further exploring Mexico’s entrepreneurial spirit, its development, and its relationship to the concept of Malinchismo.


  • BA, Sociology and Classics, Macalester College, 2015