"I love soccer because it is so painfully similar to life: slow, unjust, fairly random, usually boring, but always holding out the hope that, at some moment, however brief, everything will come together and take on meaning.
There’s no getting away from it—life isn’t about limber athletes sinking hoops from the three-point arc; life is an ongoing, uncoordinated, anguished eﬀort to transcend our trivial existence, an eﬀort that, if we’re lucky, might lead to one brilliant move by Messi, Kaká, or some other dribbling magician. And then, for one split second, that whole damp 90-minute mishmash will turn into something coherent, beautiful, and worthwhile. And, when that moment and its endless playbacks fade, we will all return to our same drab reality of wasted time, pointless fouls, unreceived passes, and wild kicks that miss the goal by kilometers, only to wait with inﬁnite patience and boundless hope for that next moment of grace." - Etgar Keret
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- University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras CampusPolitical Science & Economics, 2003 - 2008
- Duke UniversityResearch Assistant, 2012 - present
- Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy SolutionsClimate and Energy Policy Assistant, 2012 - 2012
- Sanford School of Public PolicyTeaching Assistant, 2011 - 2012
- CONAFOR (MX) & Duke UniversitySurvey Supervisor/Data Analyst, 2011 - 2011
- Estudios Técnicos, Inc.Economic Analyst/Research Assistant, 2008 - 2010
- Mentes Puertorriqueñas en AcciónMentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, 2008 - 2010
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