I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate from IESE Business School. My research interests lie in the intersection of operations management and marketing. In particular, I study how firms should respond to market pressures in order to develop new products in a responsible way. Additionally, I am interested in analyzing how consumers react to the introduction of new products, and how they are optimizing their consumption patterns to reduce waste. Moreover, I study how supply chain disruptions have an effect in product and service management. Therefore, my main goals are to understand how firms and consumers can work together to release and consume products in a more sustainable way, and how companies can create mitigating strategies to build a resilient supply chain. I believe that this type of work can make an impact on several industries, and that it is up to the academic community to prescribe better policies to optimize the utilization of resources.
Prior to my academic career, I worked for a period of four years as an environmental consultant based in Panama City, Panama. During that period, I had the opportunity to advise a total of 190 companies that were located in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. My main objective was to assess their operations in order to help them comply with local and international regulations. Moreover, I taught an introductory course about environmental and social risk management to 1,206 coworkers.
I am happy to share that I will join Aalto University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Spring 2021.