As a high-energy, multicultural creative director with extensive leadership and hands-on production experience, I bring my passion and expertise to every team and project I join across a multitude of domains.
I have led diverse teams of artists, brand managers and marketing specialists, serving hospitality, personal care and high-tech industries. My latest assignment with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a creative Senior Art Associate and Project Manager has given me access to some of the world's most fascinating and forward-looking fields of scientific and technical endeavors. At AAAS, I am leading the development, publication and launch of various scientific community campaigns and public affairs outreach efforts that support the organizations' long term strategy of scientific advocacy and public awareness central to its mission of serving humanity.
With broad and diverse experience gained in international assignments and work with a wide range of clients and cultures, I offer a unique and adaptive approach to creative leadership and customer relations. I strive to harness what is best about an organization when it is at its best.
I am a professionally trained artist born in Costa Rica, raised in Ecuador, and educated at Boston College. My most valuable training, however, has come through my extensive travel, diverse areas of studies, and consistent curiosity to explore beyond the world around me. I am a proud sponsor of the MarsOne project. (Yes, one day I would like to explore Mars.)
I have a unique perspective on the fusion of arts and sciences, recognizing that the two are inextricably intertwined, and enjoy evangelizing about this interconnection as a Creativity and Innovation Instructor at UCLA Extension.
I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian and love memorizing Mandarin songs.