Originally from Colombia, I moved to the States after graduating high school to attend college. I got a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and I am now working on a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. My specialties are pain management, substance abuse, and pharmaceutical policy. I started running for fun at the age of 22 after not doing any kind of physical exercise in my life. I fell in love with running and I found in this sport a great way to express my competitive side. I quickly started racing all distances between 5ks and marathons, and I am always pushing myself to improve my times. Just recently I started getting interested in ultra running and I am training for my first ultra 50 mile race in March 2016.
Half-marathon PR of 1:29:01 Top 10% finisher. Gate River Run 15k US Championship 2014 Third place in age group. Tour de Pain Extreme 2013 (10k, 1/2 marathon, and 5k in 24 hours)