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I am an urban planner, designer, and data scientist. I combine these fields to understand how we can leverage emerging technologies to design more environmentally and socially sustainable cities. My work uses computational and quantitative methods combined with new data sources to understand the interplay between planning policies, the built environment, human behavior, and sustainability.

I am currently a researcher at Senseable City Lab and the Urban Economics Lab at MIT. I was a summer intern at Microsoft Research, an American Economics Association Summer Fellow at the Richmond Fed, and an alumni of the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School.

Before my Ph.D., I completed a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning at MIT and was awarded the Outstanding Master Thesis Prize for the 2016/17 academic year. I also have a Licentiate degree in Architecture from Veritas University, Costa Rica.

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