Carlos joined the Private Enterprise Research Center (PERC) in the spring of 2018. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas- Pan American and a Master's of International Affairs from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where he focused his studies in Development Economics. While at the Bush School, Carlos was a recipient of The U.S. Congress-George H.W. Bush Fellowship (104th Congressional Fellowship). In the spring of 2017, Carlos presented his Bush School Capstone project, “Comparative Analysis of U.S., Russian, and Chinese activities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” to the U.S. Southern Command. His current research at PERC is focused on local-level economic indexes, economics of crime, and state and federal policy.