Celebrating all things Hispanic
I grew up in the Dominican Republic, on a healthy diet of romance novels, comic strips, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's books, and the strict watch of my mother.
I have over 10+ of experience in public librarianship. I draw inspiration from the children I work with, creating works that showcase our rich culture, celebrate our people, and amplify underrepresented stories.
My qualifications include a degree in bilingual education, a Master's of Library Science and a doctorate in leadership in higher education. As a librarian, I excel in collection development and cultural arts coordination.
In Queens, NY, I share my home (and heart) with my beloved untamed Shih Tzu, Toby, and my much-attached Chihuahua, Maya. I am an acrylic painting enthusiast and certified art therapist. During my leisure time, I enjoy contemplating and drafting books to write, making crochet shawls and amigurumi puppies, and occasionally shedding tears over mistreated dogs on my social media feed.