I'm a a Senior Adviser at U4, where I lead the research and policy portfolio on illicit financial flows (IFFs). Part of my work is to design and conduct mixed-method research on illicit financial outflows related to corruption, organised crime, and taxation, to provide evidence and data-driven policy recommendations. I'm interested in the networks and structural conditions that facilitate the generation and use of dirty money, the impact it has on sustainable development, and how multi-disciplinary approaches can help to prevent and combat IFFs. My work covers anti-money laundering systems, beneficial ownership transparency, the role of financial and non-financial enablers, asset recovery, and the role of development agencies in generating long-term, sustainable solutions.
Before joining CMI–U4 in 2023, I worked as a Research Coordinator in the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, where I conducted research on illicit financial flows stemming from corruption in African countries. Before that, I also worked as a Research Associate in Innovations for Poverty Action (Mexico City) and in several Peruvian government agencies, where I conducted research for evidence-based policy focusing on crime, policing, and firearms control.
I hold an MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, as well as an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.