I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of El Salvador (El Salvador, Central America). After a short internship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, I moved to Germany to do my PhD on the effects of root-infecting fungi on plant community dynamics at the FU-Berlin, which was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). You can read more about my path as a scientist in this essay in Science magazine.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Matthias Rillig in Berlin, as a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research
Starting in 2021, I will also be working with Jeff Powell at Western Sydney University, funded by a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation.