Carlos earned his B.A. in Economics at the University of Texas – Pan American and a Master of International Affairs, with a focus on International Development and Economic Policy, from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
While at the Bush School, Carlos was a recipient of The U.S. Congress-George H.W. Bush Fellowship (104th Congressional Fellowship). In the spring of 2017, Carlos presented his Bush School Capstone project, “Comparative Analysis of U.S., Russian, and Chinese activities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” to the U.S. Southern Command.
Carlos joined the Private Enterprise Research Center at TAMU as a Senior Research Associate in the Spring of 2018. For four years, Carlos participated in PERC’s research areas including economics of crime, public health, migration, taxation, economic indices, and workforce. These projects included collaborating in the development of a Pandemic Misery Index, the College Station-Bryan Economic Index, and the publication of “The Effect of Public Health Insurance on Criminal Recidivism” in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Carlos joined the Austin office of Texas 2036 in the summer of 2022. He was born in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and was raised on the Texas-Mexico border. His interests include board games, esports, and family.