I was born in 1978 in a beautiful island paradise, Puerto Rico. See? I have always been cute and stylish.
I came to the US in 1996 to attend the University of Massachusetts where I got a degree on Hotel Management. No, I never worked in a hotel. Doesn’t everyone get a degree in something they never end up doing?
While in college, I had a serious car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury.
In 2004, I moved from Massachusetts to Paducah, KY and became a full time artist making art quilts. I met the most amazing people there and will always consider Paducah my second home.
In Paducah, I lived in an artist community and there was a need for promotional items like postcards and websites. I started doing graphic design for fun and some extra income on the side. That is when I realized that it was something I really enjoyed doing.
Art quilt - noun. A quilt that is created for an artistic and decorative purpose and it is usually hung on the wall like a painting instead of used as a bed covering.
In the meantime, my family was living in Maryland. Since I moved out of my house in 1996 to go to college, I had never lived close to my family. I decided to move to Maryland, study design and started my career as a freelance web and graphic designer with Aynex Designs.
In 2014 I started working with the National Center for Biotechnollogy Information at the National Institutes of Health as a UX designer and front end developer.