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Bio

  • 2001-2007: I studied physics at Universidad Simon Bolivar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela. For my 5th-year bachelor thesis, I went to Merida (in the Venezuelan Andes), to work at Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomia (CIDA), with A. Katherina Vivas.

  • 2007: I obtained my degree in early 2007 and went to NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center to work for the summer with Steve Kraemer.

  • 2007-2011: Later that year I went to the UK to start my PhD at the University of Nottingham with Prof. Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca. Although I spent most of my time in Nottingham, I also spent a year in Germany working with Dr. Harald Kuntschner at ESO-Garching (under the ESO Studentship programme), and a few months as a visitor at the astrophysics group of the University of Exeter. I finished my PhD in 2011 and got my diploma at the start of 2012.

  • 2011-2012: At the same time I was finishing my PhD, I moved to Italy to work as a postdoctoral researcher at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, where I closely collaborated with Dr. Bianca Poggianti for over a year.

  • 2012-2015: In November 2012 I moved to Chile to develop independent research as a FONDECYT Fellow, hosted by Dr. Ricardo Demarco at Universidad de Concepcion.

  • Im 2015 I won an ESO Fellowship and moved to Santiago. My time is split between research and duties as support astronomer at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Paranal Observatory. Furthermore, I am a MUSE Instrument Fellow.



  • Curriculum Vitae

    A copy of my CV may be found here