Agronomist, Entomologist; born and raised in Venezuela, US citizen. I specialized in the behavior and the systematics of insects. I have advised diverse projects including the construction of giant animatronic insects and have worked with other investigators to develop transmitters/detectors to manipulate the behavior of certain insects. I designed the only Insectarium-Butterfly garden of public use in Venezuela (El Pinar Zoological Park, Caracas).
Watching my mother reading the newspaper and magazines every day inspired me to reading any book or pamphlet that came my way. Being a child I started reading the sections dedicated to animals, particularly insects, in an encyclopedia that belonged to my cousins. I became interested in explorers and investigators while checking old files and cemeteries in search of information for my university mentor who would use that info to write about a naturalist that went to Venezuela at the end of the 19th century. I became a member of a group of investigators exploring remote places of the Venezuelan wilds. I wrote a book on the history of the Venezuelan entomology, which also describes diverse insect groups by mentioning activities, myths, anecdotes, events, that allow the reader to imagine or to 'see' the insect without the need of figures or pictures.
I have written slightly more than one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and a similar number of general articles in popular magazines. I keep a monthly column in the magazine We Are also Americans talking about diverse topics with emphasis on political satire. With Wall Street International and his global scope, I will experiment with other type of histories.