I was born in Santiago, Chile.
I’ve failed at many things.
I tried to become a basketball player. Too short for that.
I tried to become a professional dancer. I started too late, I got injured, and very disappointed.
I tried to become a researcher in sociology. I did not get along with sociology. I wanted numbers, but sociology wanted theory.
I tried to become a researcher in public policy and economics. We did get along for a while, but I did not have enough mathematics to offer.
I moved to the USA.
I tried to become a researcher in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We have a few amazing couples of years. But the demand for absolute devotion was too much for me. I also discover that science lied a lot to me. Life in academia was not what they told me.
I discovered, very late, that I love computers, programming, data, and just casually thinking about the science oh human intelligence.
I still love basketball. I still do research, this time in computational cognitive science in a PhD program. I code and work with computers every day. I organize a Data Science Meetup group. I like to help people to learn more about data science and cognitive science, although most people don’t need or ask for my help.
If you want to contact me or learn more about me, visit my professional website here