My teaching and mentoring philosophy are based on mutual respect, recognition, and learning. During my lectures, I emphasize applied examples to motivate additional questions and invite students to revaluate methods' validity and generalizations under specific contexts. With my research assistants, I engage in mutual learning adventures and projects, recognizing the importance of those experiences for their and my career and personal development, in and outside academia.
At Columbia, I recently taught the course Economics of Sustainability for the M.Sc. in Sustainability Management program. I also served twice as lead instructor for Cornell graduate student consultancy groups or SMART (Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team) that, under my supervision, worked on the field with smallholders' organizations. Besides, at Cornell, I served as a teacher assistant (TA) for the undergraduate course in Resource Economics with Pr. Jon Conrad. During my master's at the University of Pittsburgh Pr. Sera Linardi, identified my passion for teaching, and invited me to become a teacher assistant for graduate courses in Quantitative Methods II and Game Theory.
Outside the US, and while working at the Central Bank of Colombia, I served as Adjunct Professor for the top economic departments in the country. I taught Introduction to Economics, Macroeconomics, and Colombian Economic Policy; this last course, along with senior policymakers in the country. My students recognize me as someone approachable and open to questions.