Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Northern Virginia, I graduated from The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C., where I received a BFA in Photography (2000). Awards include a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award and a Senior Faculty Award for my thesis work. In 2002 I was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts - Visual Arts Resource Panel where I had the opportunity to review and select artist grants. In 2005 I had my first solo show at The Corcoran Alumni Gallery and my work has since been featured in galleries in D.C., Philadelphia and New York. During this time I was the chief staff photographer at The Washington Post Express, covering diverse assignments. In 2007 I moved to New York to further pursue a career in photography and I have worked with various commercial clients as a portrait, lifestyle, and still life photographer. I am actively exhibiting work and collaborating with other artists.
Since 2013 I have facilitated art and photography workshops for children impacted by cancer at Gilda's Club in NY and with the Pablove Foundation, teaching children and teens living with cancer the fundamentals of photography at the MoMA.
In October 2016 I started facilitating art programming for the Youthful Offender Division at Rikers Island, and in 2017 I developed Create & Connect, which is designed to keep families unified through a creative process of dialogue and hands-on art projects for incarcerated men, women and youth. Participants create original projects to send to their child, family, or friends as a way to unify and maintain communication through long distances. Emphasis is on the creative process and self-expression regardless of artistic skill level.
I am currently an adjunct faculty member with the International Center of Photography (ICP), Teen Academy, and I am a certified M/WBE business based in New York City and work as a commercial, documentary and fine art photographer in both analog and digital formats.