I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and in 2009 I moved to Austin, Texas to start my Ph.D in Plant Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. Parallel to my scientific studies, I gave myself space to develop my interest and skills in visual story telling at the Austin School of Photography, the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and The International Center of Photography, among others. Recently, I started to work under the mentorship of Magnum photographer and UT Austin clinical professor, Eli Reed.
I find the main source of my stories in urban environments, their people, and all the individual worlds that develop inside cities. These include phenomena like gentrification and changes in urban identity over time. I am also very interested in the stories derived from the relationship of people and their animals, as well as raising awareness on the importance of compassion for animals and the positive impact that it has on us as civilization. I believe that multidisciplinary projects have a deeper impact in society and the integration of multiple interests produces more creative results.
I am currently based in Austin with my husband and our two furry companions. I am available for assignments. If you want to contact me, I will be happy to get back to you.