I grew up along the U.S. – Mexico border in a small town called Laredo. In this Texas oasis, I nurtured my passion for community work. I was raised in a Mexican-American household where I learned the value of hard work and devotion. I received my Bachelor of Arts at Smith College where I double-majored in Architecture and Italian Studies. This experience expanded my understanding of the built environment, made me trilingual, and allowed me to expand a vibrant Latinx organization on campus with the help of close friends.
I am currently pursuing my Masters in Architecture at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California Berkeley. My work in architecture revolves around social and environmental issues. Through the Latino Heritage Internship program, I intend to build cultural bridges from the National Parks to under-served Latinx communities.