I am currently a 4th year Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Systems Program and Graduate Student Researcher in the Water Systems Management Lab at UC Merced. I am interested on the water-food system and their multiple links with society, environment and economy. My research focuses on system analysis of the coupled water-human systems. I use modeling tools such as optimization and statistical models to understand the evolution and feed-back between food production and water and how this is affected by exogenous changes such as water policies, climate change, crop prices and crop yields. Also, I am interested on developing visualizations, apps and modeling support tools that can help in the decision making of water and land strategies for sustainable water use and multi-beneffit projects.

Check my curriculum for an in depth list of my skills, publications, awards, etc.


  • PhD in Environmental Systems
    University of California Merced, 2019-present
  • Msc in Economics
    Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico, 2018
  • Bsc in Agricultural Economics
    Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Mexico, 2015

Research keywords:

  • Water-human-environmental systems
  • Optimization
  • Agriculture
  • Water Management Policies
  • Hydro-economic models
  • Socio-hydrology
  • Water economics
  • Uncertainty
  • Data science