I was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida and have been a proud FIU Panther since 2009. As an undergrad I received a double major in International Relations and Anthropology with a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. I started graduate school (as a Master's student) shortly after graduation and am now pursuing my PhD. My research is found at the intersection of cultural geography and medical anthropology. My areas of academic interests include the institutional practices of detention centers, the effects of the "deportation regime", and the geographies of U.S. migrant detention.