Carlos is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He grew up in Lima, Peru, and attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he received bachelor and master’s degrees in Linguistics. His research interests are derivational morphology – the process of creating a new word from an existing word – and the syntax of pronominal clitics across varieties of Spanish. Carlos has worked as a teacher and mentor to hundreds of high-school students for over 7 years, and he has played in a rock band for nearly a decade. In addition to linguistics, he enjoys soccer and 90’s alternative rock, and is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.