Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History (Latin America), expected 2023

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of History. Los Angeles, California.

Dissertation: “Central American Communists during the Rise of 20th Century Fascism, 1920-1960”

Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (C. Phil.) in History (Latin America), 2020

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of History. Los Angeles, California.

Master of Arts (MA) in History (Latin America), 2019

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of History. Los Angeles, California.

MA Capstone Project: “Eternos Indocumentados: Central American Refugees in the U.S.

Master of Arts (MA) in Documentary Film and History, 2016

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications & Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Syracuse, New York.

MA Documentary Thesis: “Children of the Diaspora: For Peace and Democracy

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science (Theory) with Highest Honors, 2012; Minors in Latin American Studies & Labor and Workplace Studies; Honors in College of Letters and Sciences

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Political Science. Los Angeles, California.

Senior Honors Thesis in Political Science: “Since Farabundo Martí: An analysis of the challenges and revolutionary advances of Salvadoran youth in the student movement”

Certificate Program on the Political and Socioeconomic Reality of El Salvador – Mellon Mays Fellow, 2011

National University of El Salvador, Department of Social Sciences and Law. San Salvador, El Salvador.

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program – Political Science Fellow, 2010

Columbia University, Department of Political Science. New York City, New York.

Semester at Sea Study Abroad Program – Diversity Scholar, 2009

Institute of Shipboard Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Charlottesville, Virginia.

Otis Teens, Educators, and Mentors (OTEAM) Program – Senior Graduate in Digital Media, 2008

Otis College of Art & Design. Los Angeles, California.

High School with Highest Honors; Honors in History and Calculus, 2008

High Tech High – Los Angeles, California Distinguished School (2008). Los Angeles, California.

LANGUAGE STUDY

Curso Introductorio a la Lengua Náhuat de El Salvador, 2020

Universidad Centroamericana “José Simón Cañas”. San Salvador, El Salvador.

Advanced (Level 4) Nahuatl Language and Cultural Immersion Program, 2019

University of Utah, Center for Latin American Studies. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas, Mexico (IDIEZ). Zacatecas, Mexico.

Intermediate Nahuatl Language and Cultural Immersion Program, 2018

University of Utah, Center for Latin American Studies. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advanced Spanish & Latin American Literature Program, 2009

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

LANGUAGE ABILITIES

English – Reading, writing and oral abilities: fluent.

Spanish – Reading, writing and oral abilities: fluent.

Nahuatl (Chicontepec, México) – Reading, writing, and oral abilities: modern (advanced); classical (intermediate).

Nahuát-Pipil (El Salvador) – Reading, writing, and oral abilities: modern (beginning).

Russian – Reading, writing, and oral abilities: beginning.

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