Where I'm at:

I'm a singer/actor living in NYC.

I'm also an activist-type, a writer, a dramaturg, and a crazy dog lady.

My two adorably neurotic rescue mutts (named Pixel and Bowie) show up once in a while on a carefully curated Instagram account I run called UnderDogDaily.

I run long distances for fun and also to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I founded Project Am I Right to encourage all actors to be empathetic and aware allies.

I make TrailblazHer dolls—hand-stitched huggable rag dolls inspired by heroes of every color, every sexuality, every expression of female+ identities, & every physical abledness.

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How I got here:

I'm first generation Colombian-American and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My favorite early gigs were on stage the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica and then at The Hamilton High School Academy of Music.

Leaving sunny surfing weather behind me, I studied Opera Performance and American Studies at Northwestern University--with a quick study break in Salzburg to bone up my German. Much to my mom's embarrassment, I may speak German better than I speak Spanish. Oops.

Upon finishing my degree, I built a career in theaters all around Chicagoland while I taught music and theater at Holy Trinity High School.

As an ensemble member with Teatro Luna I fell in love with developing new work--particularly community-built theatre. I worked with Teatro Luna founders Tanya Saracho and Coya Paz as a music director, assistant director, stage manager, writer, and performer.

Besides my work with Teatro Luna, I built a resume full of musical theater. After ten years on Chicago stages, my career took me to NYC. Since becoming a New Yorker, I mostly work regionally and road-trip to jobs across the country with my silly dogs. We camp at as many national parks as possible along the way.

When I'm not doing all that stuff, I read super nerdy fantasy books, watch Star Wars (again and again), travel with my awesome husband, and work on recreating my abuela's perfect arepas.