Hi, I’m looking for someone who completes me and… wait, I’m being told that this isn’t an online dating profile. And that I should keep it professional. And put on a shirt.
Born and raised in Tampa, university at Georgetown, and with the exception of a year spent backpacking abroad I’ve been in New York for the past decade. Before joining Alphaville I spent a little more than two years as a reporter at Dow Jones Financial News covering investment banking, asset management, and private equity. Along the way I’ve written freelance pieces on a variety of other topics from behavioural psychology to Muay Thai, the latter also being a personal interest that involves frequently getting kicked in the shins (and torso, and head). When my guard is down I’ll admit to having attended journalism school.
Prior to becoming a journalist, I was an analyst for three years at the JPMorgan Private Bank. I worked for a team that had clients in Mexico and the Southern Cone, and I ran an internal newsletter for other analysts at the bank, overseeing a small staff.
My family is Cuban, and I was brought up in a Spanish-speaking household where everyone forgot about the earlier traumatic migration to a new country, keeping the same daily customs as if it had never happened. (Which was fine, except for the part where I didn’t know any English when I started kindergarten. That was a stressful three or four months until I caught up.)
I tend to write mostly about US macroeconomic issues, with daily excursions into other topics. Find me also on Tumblr and every now and again I’m one of the reporters interviewed on the Marketplace Weekly Wrap.