Professor at the Academic Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad del Pacífico and researcher at Universidad del Pacífico Research Center. Ph.D. and MA. in Political Science (Government) from the University of Texas in Austin (United States), and Bachelor of Social Sciences with a major in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
She was winner of the Juan Linz Award 2014 for the best doctoral dissertation in Comparative Democratization of the American Political Science Association (APSA). She has experience as professor in charge of Political Science and Sociology courses.
She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Network of Political Economy of Latin America (REPAL) and a member of the Latin American Association of Political Science (ALACIP), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA).
Subnational policy and decentralization; electoral campaigns and mobilization; clientelism, distributive strategies and political intermediation; corruption; social politics.