I'm a freelance producer, editor, and documentary filmmaker originally from Puerto Rico. I recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area. Wanting to learn more about the experiences of those around me, and the unique ways in which we all view the world, has always been a part of me. Growing up in Puerto Rico, I was often told that I asked too many questions—whether they were directed at the mall Santa Claus or the professional wrestling referee at a local show. My town was relatively simple in terms of lifestyle, so there wasn’t much available in terms of museums or academic institutions that could satiate that curiosity. That constant desire to learn is what led to my affinity for documentaries that I would stumble upon while flipping through channels.
As I mention in my interview with Puerto Rico Presenta, although I loved documentary films, it wasn’t until my third year after moving to Seattle, traveling, visiting museums, and working for Microsoft as a Cybersecurity Program Manager, that the possibility of a career in video production and documentary filmmaking seemed possible. Following that realization, I signed up for an internship with a local production studio through the Recording, Radio, Film Connection, while still working full time at Microsoft. For the next few years, I was the producer and editor for all cybersecurity educational content within the company.
Since then, I've worked with amazing people and organizations and had the opportunity to pursue projects across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Panama and El Salvador. I’m excited to be in Washington, D.C. and can’t wait to see what’s next.