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Ph.D. 2008, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Harvard University
Thesis: Internal Structure and Thermal State of super-Earths

M.S. 2002, Physics Department, University of Toronto
Thesis: Constraining Love Numbers with the use of Long Period Seismic Data

B.A. in Physics Specialist Program, 2001, University of Toronto

B.A. in Physics, minor in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (transfered to Toronto in 1998)


2010 - : Sagan NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT University
2008 - 2010: Poincare Postdoctoral Fellow at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France
summer 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Harvard University
2002 - 2008: Graduate Research Assistant at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Harvard University
2004 - 2008: Teaching Fellow for courses 'The Terrestrial Planets', 'The Dynamic Earth', 'Fluid Mechanics' and 'Differential Equations' at Harvard University
summer 2005: Research Assistant for Shell Inc.


Sagan NASA Fellowship, 2010
Poincare Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
Origins of Life Fellowship, Harvard University, 2006
GSAS Merit Fellowship Award, Harvard University, 2006
Stickney Fellowship, Harvard University, 2005
Dean's List at the University of Toronto 2001
Don Salt Award given by the Canadian Exploration Geophysics Society for research in geophysics, 2001
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics Award, 2000
NSERC Undergraduate Research Student award, 1999
Golden Key member


Kongsberg Conference 25th: Celebrating a Dynamic Planet. May 2012. University of Oslo, Norway

Astrobiology Conference. May 2012. Bogota, Colombia

Kepler First Science Conference. Dec 2011. NASA Ames, CA

CIERA Future of Astronomy Conference. Sep 2011. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Gordon Conference on Origins of Solar Systems. July 2011. South Hadley, MA

Extrasolar Planets: Towards Comparative Planetology, June 2011. Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Exoplanet Exploration Program, May 2011, Exploring Strange New Worlds: From Giant Planets to super-Earths. Flagstaff, AZ

Cornell University, Astronomy Department, Colloquium, Mar 2011. Ithaca, NY

Penn State University, Astronomy Department, Colloquium, Mar 2011. State College, PA

University of Chicago, Astronomy & Geology and Geophysics Departments, Colloquium, Feb 2011. Chicago, IL

TEDlocal Costa Rica, Feb 2011. San Jose de Costa Rica (outreach talk)

AGU, Session Interiors of Terrestrial Planets and Super-Earth Exoplanets, Dec 2010. San Francisco, CA

University of Toronto, Geophysics Seminar, Nov 2010. Toronto, Canada

IAU Symposium 276, Oct 2010. Torino, Italy

Detection and Dynamics of Transiting Exoplanets, Aug 2010. Observatoire Haute Provence, France

Evolving Theory for Planet Formation Conference, June 2010. Ishigaki, Japan

European Science Foundation Conference, Apr 2010. Obergugrl, Austria

High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics Conference, Mar 2010. Pasadena, CA

The Theory and Observations of Exoplanets Conference, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Mar 2010. Plenary talk, Santa Barbara, CA

Institute of Planetary Research, DLR Berlin, Planetary Seminar, Dec 2009. Berlin, Germany

Golschmidth Conference, June 2009. Keynote talk. Davos, Switzerland

Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Colloquium, Nov 2008. New Haven, CT

Extra-solar Super-Earths International Workshop, June 2008. Nantes, France

University of California at Los Angeles, Earth and Space Sciences Department, Colloquium, Apr 2008. Los Angeles, CA

Astrobiology Science Conference, Apr 2008. Santa Clara, CA

High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics Conference, Apr 2008. St. Louis, MO

Northwestern University, Astrophysics Seminar, Feb 2008. Chicago, IL

Chicago University, Geophysical Laboratory Seminar, Feb 2008. Chicago, IL

Extreme Solar Systems Conference, June 2007. Santorini, Greece

Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Colloquium, Oct 2006, Washington, DC

AAS special session, Jan 2006, T97.04. Washington, DC

University of California at Berkeley, 'Super-Earths' graduate seminar, Oct 2005, Berkeley, CA


Chair and convenor of 'super-Earth' session, AGU fall meeting 2008 (first exoplanet session at AGU)
Reviewer for Icarus, Astrophysical Journal, Astrobiology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Planetary and Space Science Journals
Lead organizer of the Planetary Journal Club at Harvard University, 2007-2008
Science and technology adviser to Colombian presidential candidate Dr. Sergio Fajardo
Director of first conference 'Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia, 2005', Harvard University


Updated October 2011