I am an Anthropology doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation work explores the ways in which Puerto Rican youth imagine individual and collective futures as they navigate an elusive and ever-present “Puerto Rican crisis”, especially after Hurricanes Irma and María in 2017. I am interested in how young adults conceptualize disaster and crisis in a continuously uncertain and precarious socio-political and economic landscape. My work has been published in Practicing Anthropology (co-authored, 2020) and Human Organization (forthcoming).
Additionally, I am a Contributing Editor of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s AnthroPod. I am also the co-chair of the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group (TIG), as well as a member of the Culture and Disaster Action Network (CADAN). I am committed to antiracist pedagogy and praxis, public scholarship, and applied anthropology.