I graduated from Florida State University and moved to Arlington, Virginia to continue my education at George Mason University. I am in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Economics. Currently, I am an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a regular contributor at GenFKD (Financial Knowledge Development).

My passion for economics has put me on a mission to communicate complex ideas in a manner understandable to the uninterested (and the disinterested) citizen. Understanding economics can help increase the level of decision-making and quality of life we all strive to attain. Additionally, by illuminating the economic way of thinking, I can more clearly explain the reasoning behind the constant fight for individual liberty.

As a second-gen Cuban, the ideas of liberty have resonated profoundly with me and the study of economics allows me to use logic and empirical analysis to argue for these ideas. I hope to one day be able to teach economics to younger students in the same way that led me to have such a life-changing experience. 

When I'm not thinking about economics...
I am regularly engaging in fitness activities such as swimming, running, biking, hiking, basketball, or a session at Gold's Gym.

Coming from the restaurant and service industry, I have an affinity toward new cuisines and beverages. I am a first-level sommelier that enjoys finding the most cost-effective wine to drink with friends.

I also spend time playing the piano, because you never know when a social gathering needs a little pick-me-up.

Finally, I am proficient at most bar games, particularly billiards and darts. I'll be happy to meet anyone for three rounds.