Where were you born/where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in the best borough of NY: the Bronx.
Where did you attend undergrad/grad school?
I attended Columbia University, where I earned my BA in History.
What is your go-to snack?
Lays Potato chips + an ice cold Snapple iced tea. (Name a better combo!!)
What is your favorite book?
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. I love a good underdog story!
What is your favorite kind of music?
Salsa. I’m a proud Newyorican!
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I’m a college prep tutor by day and latin dancer by night.
Favorite Spot in NYC?
City Island in the Bronx. BEST. Seafood. EVER.
One piece of advice you’d give to graduate students.
Make meaningful connections while you’re here! Find a faculty mentor, join a student organization, make friends with your peers -- the connections you make now will become a valuable network of support after graduation and beyond.