Ph. D, University of Maryland
M. Sc., University of Maryland
B.S., Universidad del Quindio-Armenia-Colombia
I am an entomologist interested in questions related to the evolution of symbioses, taxonomy, phylogenomics, biodiversity, and conservation. I address these questions by investigating fungus-farming (attine) ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), which include the most conspicuous and charismatic neotropical insects, the leaf-cutter ants. My research integrates traditional morphological tools, with cutting-edge genomic methods, field observation, and natural history data.