On the board

The picture shows my first chess game with the Knoxville Chess Collective. Go and Chess are huge passions of mine. My experience with chess is not competitive but, when it comes to Go, I have been playing for 15 years, participated in national and international tournaments. I also served in the Directive Board of the Iberoamerican Go Federation (2018-2021), and the Venezuelan Go Association (2020-). In Venezuela we pioneered the "Gakko no Go" project, introducing the game to children living in slums.

Mens sana in corpore sano

The photo showcases a doctor-in-the-making, terribly afraid of heights, rock climbing somewhere in Wyoming last Summer. Football and tennis are among my favorite sports, and by football I mean the real one, sans hands. Although sports are a hobby, workouts are an important part of my routine.

Nulla dies sine linea

My motto is "no day without a line." I love books. My dream is starting a econ book club connecting Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

In my retirement, if any, you will probably find me in my very own bookstore. Right now I am reading The Narrow Corridor and Old Man's War.