I’m a doctoral candidate at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. I’m part of the program on Systematics, Taxonomy and Biodiversity from the graduate school in the museum. The program has a wide scope ranging from basic -biodiversity studies to molecular phylogenetics, macroevolution, and interdisciplinary research. I’m broadly interested in paleobiology with a focus on fossil fishes, but am also interested in theoretical and quantitative research in paleobiology and evolution.
I earned a B.Sc. from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, and jumped directly into the D.Sc. program at MZUSP. My thesis project aims at estimating the time of drainage divergence between cis- and trans-Andean drainages (mostly between Magdalena-Cauca and those west of the Andes) based on fossil evidence and divergence time estimates from a variety of biological groups, pasting up these pieces with some statistical inference.