Conferences

October 18-20 2013: Bioneers National Conference. San Rafael, CA

September 27-29 2013: Student representative for the  University of  New mexico Adaptive  Metropolis conference. UC Berkley, CA

June 2013 :  Delegate for the University of New Mexico at the International Caribbean Studies Association Conference in  Saint George's, Grenada. 

January 2013: Presenter on behalf of (CSA) at UNM study abroad fair.

October 19-21, 2012: Student representative for the University of New mexico HACU conference, Washington DC

September 2012: Presenter at  UNM Guadeloupe Delegation Share event, UNM 

July 1-30 ,2012: Part of UNM sustainability/ hispanic Foodshed Field School development project.

June 2012 : Presenter at the International Caribbean Studies Association Conference in Le Gosier, Guadeloupe.

February 15-17, 2012: UNM Delegate Organic Farming Conference, ABQ, NM

March 23, 2011: UNM student delegate at  AIAI First Nations Conference, Santa Fe ,NM

March 30-31,2011: Presenter  at 9th annual South West Marketing conference , Gallup NM.

 

Volunteer

November 4 -5 2016 : Green Mobility Network Bike Valet for Seed Food and  Wine Festival, Miami, Fl.

March 2011- Dec 2013 : Co-chair of Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) UNM. Student Organization. 

May 2013: Design and Installation of community healing garden, Albuquerque Indian Center , Albuquerque,NM.  

February 2013:  Fundraising/ steering committee and planning committee Brazil Club/CSA partnership Carnaval/ Mardi Gras cultural celebration,  Albuquerque, NM.

September-November 2012: Field cleaning with Agri-cultura Network farming cooperative. 

October 2012: Solar panel installation , season extension project in local farm. South Valley, NM.

August 17, 2012: SEED economic impact Study farmers market, NM farmer's market  Association

August 3-7, 2012:  Permaculture Designer course aid / facilitator at Earth and Us Farm. Miami, FL

May 21 : Assistant/ Organizer Medicine Wheel tree planting, Sanchez Farms  Open Space, ABQ ,NM

May 14,2011 : Sanchez Farm Acequia Cleaning,planting, composting.

March 9, 2011: Organizer at 1st annual seed exchange in Old Town, ABQ

January 2010 - July 2010 : Oleta River State Park Nursery Manager, Miami, FL

 



Professional Experience (selected)

3/2017 - Current   Graphic Designer and Editor  APA4Health   Sites South West  Albuquerque, NM

  • Graphic Designer for online and off-line materials 
  • Project Branding
  • Infographics
  • Public outreach material development
  • Food systems research

6/2016 - Current   Volunteer and apprentice of Traditional Mexican Medicine : Curanderismo ,  Central Mexico, various locations

  • Volunteer at Nierika Center, a multidisciplinary Association for the Preservation of Indigenous Traditions of Sacred Plants.  ( Wixarika, Shipibo, Lakota)
  • Apprentice of curandera Rita Navarrete in  herbal medicine and curanderismo.

06/2013(Internship) 10/2014- 6/2016   Planning/ Urban Design       The Street Plans Collaborative  Miami, FL

  • Miami Beach Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan; Graphic designer and editor 

  • City of San Marcos, TX smart code; Graphic  design

  • Burlington Bicycle Pedestrian Plan, Graphic design

  • Friends of The Ludlam Trail; Branding and Marketing

  • Lewiston Auburn Bicycle Plan; Graphic design

  • Ludlam Trail "Grassroots to Treetops" at the  Coral  Gables Museum; Exhibit designer, graphic design, branding

  • US-1 Mobility Plan, Village of Pinecrest, Florida; Editor, graphic design

  • Miami Beach Street Design Guide Project  Manager, writer, chief designer, editor

  • Ponderay, ID Zoning Plan,  chief designer, researcher, writer

  • Created graphic presentations for elected officials and community meetings

  • Chief designer of various projects for Main firm and non-profit components

  • On site and online researcher for various projects using community research methods.

03/2014 - 06/2014      Mapping Specialist                              Google.com                     New York, NY

  • Visit venues around the country to provide way finding capabilities within Google Indoor Maps 
  • Update floor partner plans to reflect existing conditions Live on  Google Maps
  • Represent the Google brand through public interaction
  • Align Google Earth and Google Maps  satellites with  physical location to improve accuracy of data.

8/2009- 4/2010          Customer Satisfaction Manager           ActiveFilings LLC           Miami, FL

  • Handled customer support issues          
  • Provided sales and on-line help
  • Ensured accuracy of information on corporate charters for filing
  • Reviewed business formation processes  with the IRS

1/2009- 6/2009          Assistant Interior Designer                   Luis Pons D-lab              Miami , FL 

  • Created specification books for products
  • Presented design ideas to project manager and architects
  • Conducted all product research for projects (private residences and Margaritaville Casino)
  • Produced budgets
  • Assisted with minor interior design 

3/2008- 1/2009        Assistant of Photography         Moris Moreno Photography          Miami, FL

  • Archived and  processed photos in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Provided customer service and marketing for the firm
  • Handled administrative and clerical duties

1/2007 – 3/2009      Manager/ Incorporator            Pacific Corporate Filings                San Francisco, CA

  •  Handled customer satisfaction program
  • Provided bilingual support to customers  
  • Created a division of international document certification for the company
  • Translated content into Spanish for customers

 


Honors/Awards/ Certifications

Artist in Residency - "Equal Justice Residency", Santa Fe Art Institute 2017-2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship award 2013-2014

1st Place Board competition (design) APA New Mexico Chapter Conference 2013. Farmington, New Mexico

2nd Place Board competition (design/content) APA New  Mexico Chapter Conference 2013. Farmington, New Mexico

Bioneers National Conference Scholarship Award

African American Excellence  Award at the University of New Mexico

UNM Alumni Association Scholarship award

UNM Parent Association Scholarship award

Member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

2012 USDA Foodshed development grant

Dean's List : Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013

Permaculture Design Certification

Body Talk  Modules I & II