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education

University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus | B.A. | 2017-2021 Major in Sociology


recognitions

Honor Student | University of Puerto Rico | 2017-2021

Student representative | University of Puerto Rico, Cayey campus | Comisión Multisectorial para la Reforma Universitaria (CMRU) | 2019 - 2020



presentations

Panelist | Philosophy of Cinema and Literature in the Caribbean | Archivos del Caribe | 2021 Panelist | Caribbean Imaginaries through literature | Archivos del Caribe | 2021

Simposio Estudiantil de Investigación, Creación Artística y Servicio Comunitario | University of Puerto Rico | 2021

Simposio Estudiantil de Investigación, Creación Artística y Servicio Comunitario | University of Puerto Rico | 2020



grants

Cornell University | Grant from the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement (as part of the Community Engaged Leadership Program) | 2021

Mellon Foundation | Grant from Monument Lab as part of the Re:Generation cohort |2021


publications

Prologue | Espacios Imaginarios: Colección de mitos, Archivos del Caribe | 2021

Espacios Imaginarios is a collection of myths that brings together eight Caribbean writers to explore the possibilities of literature. Through the scriptural experience offered by the imagination, each author uses his own stylistic resources to situate the reader in other lives and other spaces. This volume defies the natural format of the prologue to give an experimental and intellectual meaning to the reading and its structure.

Critical annoted bibliography on racism and racial identification in Puerto Rico | University of Puerto Rico | Assitant researcher | Mentored by Dr. Mariluz Franco | 2020

Digital Magazine: Facing up to Racism | Archivos del Caribe | 2020



investigations

Blancuras Dudosas: Censo, Colonialismo y raza en tiempos de bancarota” | University of Puerto Rico Assitant researcher | Mentored by Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, Dr. Isar Godreau and Dr. Mariluz Franco | 2021

Archipielago of Guadaloupe, Carnival Ethnography | Independent Research | 2020



productions

Art exhibition | Espacios Imagianrios | Archivos del Caribe | Puerto Rico | 2021

Short-film | Co-writer and co-director | ‘In Albis’ | Archivos del Caribe | 2021


Situated in a symbolical limbo and following Godards script line in Breathless (1960), In Albis dialogues about the existance of the soul in modern society. With a black and white timeless seeting, the elements put on camera measure time as a flexible concept encarnated in modernities view of existance. Plato's diologues in Fedón are brought back to introduced a frametime in which the own concept tries to be interpretated as an answer.


residencies

La Casa del Cuento | Cayey, Puerto Rico | Summer 2021

Pública Espacio | Santurce, Puerto Rico | Spring 2021



internships

Grupo Guayacán Intern through the The Agents of Change, Empowerment and Retention Program (PRACa) | Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción in association with AmeriCorps | 2021

Programa de Estudios de Afrodescendencia y Racialidad | University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus | Mentored by Dr. Mayra Santos Febres and Dra. Mariluz Franco Ortiz | 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Intern at the Census Bureau on Washington, D.C. through the Hispanic Association of Colleagues and university (HACU) | 2020



press

Casa del Cuento en Cayey presenta Espacios Imaginarios | La Cordillera, Puerto Rican local Newspaper | 2021

Local journalist writes and exalts Archivos del Caribe debut art exhibition: Espacios Imaginarios, presenting the project and exhibitions take.

The Fight for Survival of the Arts and Culture in Puerto Rico | 9 Millones Article | 2021

Puerto Rican journalist unveils the struggles on the artistic and cultural scene in Puerto Rico, gathering local artist and analyzing the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña annual budget distribution.

Episode 118: El Caribe en Digital ft. Yanitza Montero, Leticia Berdecia, y Gabriel Torres | Plan de Contigencia | 2020

Interview by Plan de Contigencia with Historia a Través del Lente and Archivos del Caribe, two collectives which seek to rescue, through photography and literature, the Puerto Rican and Caribbean past. Other interviewees includes Yanitza Montero and Gabriel Torres.

Episode 6: Archivos del Caribe, Proyecto fotográfico decolonial, antiracista y feminista | Vulgar Maravilla | 2020

Interview by Vulgar Maravilla discussing what is the past, present, and future of the Caribbean; the temporality of images and recorded materials; centering of individuals from working-class and non- white backgrounds in the archive; anti- racist, decolonial, and feminist modes of curation; and the importance of maintaining a multilingual legible space for all.



languages

Spanish. Native proficiency.

English. Native proficiency.





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