I am a fourth year PhD student in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. My dissertation research is situated at the intersection of studies on science, medicine and media, and explores the rise of a proposed new diagnosis known as orthorexia nervosa. I am especially interested in examining the role of media in the production and circulation of medical knowledge among expert and lay populations. My research interests also include contemporary body-discipline practices as they relate to gender, morality, health and identity. My previous research was concerned with journalism and the evolution of news production values online. (Download my CV)
Before obtaining my master’s degree at Northwestern University in December 2015, I worked for five years as a print and online journalist for the main newspaper in Costa Rica, my home country. I had the opportunity to cover a broad array of topics including education, minorities, vulnerable social groups and culture. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish since early childhood. In my free time I love sharing with people, taking pictures, eating chocolate and digging my feet into the sand (or the closest thing I have available).