I have always been interested in telling stories from a very young age. My passion and dreams always were to be able to document and portray this stories in a visual format. At 14 I joined Guatemala Screenwriters Association and started writing short and feature films. In 2005 I won the national price for essay writing offered by International Olympic Committee which allowed me to travel to California and search for universities which in time encouraged me to pursue a higher education. After graduating from a Jesuit High School, I was offered the Loyola scholarship to continue my studies in the Guatemalan Jesuit Universty Rafael Landivar. I gracefully declined, I wanted to peruse my dream of studying visual arts and Guatemalan Universities didn't offer any related careers.
In 2008 I moved to Baton Rouge, the city where I was born and where the film industry was currently blooming. I worked in the service industry to pay my way through Baton Rouge Community College, where I graduated with honors with an Associates in Applied Science and Entertainment Technology with a concentration in film studies at the end of 2011.
After graduating BRCC I worked for six months on four different films as a Production Assistant and behind the scenes director, there I found that despite being on set was one of the things I had always dreamed about, that type of work wasn't for me because it didn't allow me to develop my creative vision.
In 2012, I moved back to Guatemala where I started my own company, FreeFall View Productions, where I focused on the growing technological advances of aerial video.
After a year and a half back home I was still not satisfied with the type of work I was doing so I decided to move back to Baton Rouge to attend LSU, where I graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Photography.
During my time at LSU, I discovered what my real calling was. I was recruited to work for the student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, There I served as a Staff photographer and moved up to eventually becoming the Photo Editor. Before graduation, the creative department of LSU Athletics gave me a one-year internship as a team photographer. I was doing what I absolutely loved, documenting stories with my creative eye. Loving what I do is the most important thing to me, and by the time I graduated LSU my work was recognized by the LA-MS APME competition
where I won the first and second place in the College Sports Photos category in May of 2016.
During my time in Baton Rouge, I also worked as a freelance photographer for the New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune | Nola.com and joined the marketing company Main Street Hub, with whom I currently collaborate.
After my year internship with LSU Athletics ended in December 2016, I decided to move to Washington D.C.
I am currently working as a freelance multimedia specialist for the international newspaper El País and photography company Pretty Instant but have been expanding into portraiture and wedding photography. Feel free to contact me with any questions, hire me or just to say hi!