I was born in Mexico City, Mexico. I received my BA in Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa campus. I finished my MA at the University of Toronto, where I am currently studying the Ph.D.
Aside from linguistics, I love writing, practicing martial arts and playing music. When my graduate student life allows it, I divide my time between writing short stories, poems and songs, training Shaolin quan and Wing Chun, and playing saxophone, jarana, bongos, and singing.