I was born into a Cuban family and grew up in Miami, Florida. The majority of my teen years were spent running cross-country while I attended high school.
Wanting to leave Miami and start a new slate, I went to Bloomington. Like most people who go to college, I was unsure what to study. Being interested in images and writing, and pressured to take a more practical approach, I pursued journalism. However, I realized that I didn't want to take pictures, but instead create them. Little by little I've learned to speak a language true to myself. My mother's passing helped me discover this, and it galvanized my need to know more about who I am and what I can express.
The camera is my tool to measure cycles of indignation and of healing, as well as our growth as human beings, and as a way to record victories.