I am a director and choreographer. As a Mexican-American woman, I am interested in telling stories by and for other ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) people. I structure my rehearsal processes the way I wish the rest of the world was structured, prioritizing generosity and collaboration. I am deeply inspired by writings of women of color such as bell hooks, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Mariame Kaba.
I am a proud arts worker. After nearly a year working in production and dramaturgy at the Public Theater, I currently serve as the Program Associate for the MAP Fund, working toward more equitable grantmaking practices. I recently spoke at the Mosaic Network and Fund gathering with my colleague Lauren Slone on MAP's grantmaking strategy. This summer I was a featured speaker on a panel with Aye Defy and the Arts Administrators of Color Network.
I am a volunteer organizer with the national Sunrise Movement, where I work on voter contact strategies.
I am a 2020 graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and a minor in producing. I attended NYU as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.
I believe deeply in collectivism, and send love and gratitude to all of the people who have helped (and continue to help) me on my journey.
If you have a project you think I might be interested, please let me know!
Please note that I will not respond to any MAP Fund-related requests sent to me on my personal email. If you wish to get in touch with me regarding MAP, please reach out to the email provided on the MAP contact page.