I am a physical anthropology Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, affiliated at the Anthropology program from the Universidad de Tarapacá and Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile. My research involves the analysis of stable isotopes and dental calculus to study the diet of pre-columbian Andean populations of Chile, during the process of agriculture adoption in the Archaic/Formative period.
My main areas of interest are growth and development, nutrition, diet and paleopathology of ancient human populations. I have focused my research on the bioarchaeology of ancient groups from northern Chile, where I currently work on bioarchaeological research projects, for example about the Inca Empire in Chile.
I am also member of the Colegio de Arqueólogos de Chile and Associate Director of the Sociedad Chilena de Antropología Biológica (SOCHIAB).