I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Finance at Arizona State University on the market. My research interests generally lie in the microstructure of financial markets. Prior to the Ph.D. I earned two Master degrees (in Finance and Business Analytics) and a Bachelor's degree in Finance, all from Arizona State University. Before beginning my graduate studies I dabbled in beer brewing, briefly worked as an accountant, and self-taught quantum mechanics. Growing up against the backdrop of the town of Nogales, a city literally split in two by the US-Mexican border, I'm a hybrid product of two nations and naturally bi-lingual.