Registered architect with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her professional practice has ranged from residential renovations, low-income housing and participatory design processes, to cultural and educational projects centered on the arts and the physical environment. She has worked with numerous nonprofits as project architect, manager and coordinator on initiatives such as art and educational exhibitions, community organizing around public space conservation, and low-income housing construction.
In 2009, she founded the nonprofit organization Transformando Nuestro Entorno, a platform from which she works on projects aimed at raising awareness among Puerto Rican citizens about topics related to the preservation and responsible development of the physical environment.
She currently works as director of strategic initiatives for Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, where, among other tasks, she leads a funders working group that supports a just recovery process that centers on the voices of communities to rebuild homes and access land security on the island in the midst of a double challenge: a fiscal crisis and the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.