I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, an Island in the Caribbean. I completed my B.F.A. in Fashion Design at the School of Fine Arts and Design of Puerto Rico. I also have an M.F.A. in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Through the years I learned that in order to survive in this industry, you have to be capable of learning how to do *everything. That’s why I am a fashion designer, graphic designer, textile designer, product developer, fashion illustrator, printmaker, professor and artist… I also was a barista, but let that be our secret.