I consider myself an academically formed and passionate historian. I have obtained a BA in History from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, an Advanced Studies Diploma in American History from Instituto Ortega y Gasset, and a PhD in Contemporary Latin America by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. My research centers on economics, entrepreneurship and technology with a focus on northern Mexico. A passion for historical archives has resulted in more than 30 publications, among which are books, chapters, peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles in both national and international editorials. I have participated in seven funded research projects four of which for the CONACyT. My research has received recognition through two national awards, the Academic Excellence award for my bachelor thesis, and the Summa Cum Laude excellence award for my PhD thesis. I presently guide two PhD student's theses for the Humanistic Studies program and the Social Sciences program at Tecnológico de Monterrey and participate in three advisor committees in said programs. I have had the privilege of being in charge of the historical heritage area for the state of Nuevo León, and of being a reviewer and member in several prestigious journal editorial boards. I am a member of and have presided over the: Asociación de Historia Económica del Norte de México, and actively participate in the Asociación Mexicana de Historia Económica.