I am an art educator, designer, and creator of all things love. With a graphic design education and a growing awareness of politically engaged art, I developed my identity as a Xicana. Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, this positionality propelled me to apply knowledge to my lived experiences—the same experiences that ignited a resilient and heart-driven life. I recognize the urgency and importance of art as a tool for social change and the impact it can have for myself and the communities I belong to.
I recently earned an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Passionate about teaching and learning, I continue to explore identity-based art-making and storytelling with middle school youth throughout Chicago. Currently, I am committed to the creation of autonomously driven and alternative spaces, such as healing circles by and for womxn of color, which cultivate the ground for self-development and self-determination for young womxn.
Some of my interests
- Grassroots Art
- Arts Integration Education
- Alternative/Healing Spaces
- Socio-Emotional Youth Development
- Nail Art
- Video Making
- Screen Printing
- Reflection/Self-Care Practices