He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and communication from Ming Chuan University in Taiwan, a master's degree in contemporary Asian studies from the University of Amsterdam, and a doctorate in Thai studies from Chulalongkorn University. He has worked as research coordinator at Bangkok University, as internationalization coordinator at the Union of Latin American and Caribbean Universities, as advisor to the Undersecretary of Basic Education of the Mexican Ministry of Public Education, and as political advisor at the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico. He is currently part of the University Program of Studies on Asia and Africa (PUEAA) of the Coordination of Humanities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where he works as a researcher on issues related to cooperation and development in Southeast Asia, politics and social movements in Thailand and popular culture in Southeast Asia. He is co-coordinator of the Southeast Asia Module of the Diploma in Asian Studies.