I am an educator with over two decades in the field who believes that diversity and creative collaboration are the keys to innovative and systemic change. As a practiced communicator and collaborator with diverse constituencies, my work as an artist and teacher is an expression of many voices. I have authored social justice, diversity, arts integrated, place-based and interdisciplinary curriculum, and have experience as a teacher coach and administrator of distinct educational youth programming. My artwork has shown in galleries and museums; my creative work is my life. I have experienced white and cisgender privilege, yet identify as a Queer, ethnically mixed Latina, mother and partner. The pronouns I use are she/her/ella. I strongly identify as a lifelong learner.