Originally from La Guaira -- the coastal suburbia of Caracas, Venezuela. I received a BSc degree in Physics from the University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela in 2007. In 2010 I completed a MSc program in the Venezuelan Institute for Science Research in Caracas and the moved to Washington DC to start a PhD in Physics at the Catholic University of America. Between 2010 and 2015 I worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) as a graduate research assistant in different topics of Solar Physics. I finished my PhD program in October 2015 and received the degree in May 2016. I enjoy baseball, hiking, and watching movies that only few people know about.
My main research interests are driven by the need of improving the prediction and forecasting of solar flares. On one hand, I'm interested in the statistical analysis of solar Active Region (AR) data in order to identify properties and measurements that correlate with flare productivity. For this purpose I've widely used and analyzed SDO HMI and AIA data. On the other hand, I also work on the combination and validation of existing flare forecasting method. In particular modeling of solar flare ensemble forecasts.