Originally from Colombia, I am now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University working under Elizabeth Elle and Leithen M'Gonigle. I did my PhD in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia working under Diane Srivastava.  The overarching goal of my research is to understand the processes that shape biodiversity at multiple spatial scales, and to develop the necessary statistical and software tools to do so.