I was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in 1966. I graduated
from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in 1988 with
a degree in Mathematics, and pursued further studies in
Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. There,
I began working at the University Center for Social and
Urban Research (UCSUR) in 1992, where I eventually became
a systems analyst.
With the advent of the Web, I began publishing in 1995 two
election sites, "Elections in Puerto Rico" and "Election
Resources on the Internet", at
and , respectively. My work on
these sites caught the attention of the Commonwealth
Elections Commission of Puerto Rico, and in late 1999 I
left UCSUR and returned home to work for the Commission
as the agency's webmaster, extensively developing their
site. During the years I was in charge on the Elections
Commission's website, it was showcased by Puerto Rico's
Office of Management and Budget (OGP) as the model for
other government agencies to follow.
In 2003 I left the Commission, and the following year
I did some consulting work for Univisión de Puerto Rico.
I have also been working on further development of
my websites, particularly the internationally-oriented
, which now has sections covering
the electoral systems of nearly every country in Western
Europe, the "old" Commonwealth (Canada, Australia, New
Zealand and South Africa), Turkey, Japan, Hungary, as well
as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile in Latin America.
I've covered election events in other countries on my blog,
"Electoral Panorama" ,
which I publish since 2006, as well as on "Global Economy
Matters" , where
I've been a collaborator since 2007.
In 2008 I collaborated with Dr. Fernando Bayrón-Toro on
his new book, "Historia de las Elecciones y los Partidos
Políticos de Puerto Rico," which merged and extensively
updated several of Dr. Bayrón's previous works on Puerto
Rican electoral politics.