In the waking world, she is a part-time Oncology Nurse, artist and burrito huntress! Incidentally, she believes they are serendipitously connected. She also performs on stage, on film, and is a voiceover talent. She was last seen onstage in Stories High XIV in San Francisco, where she played the lead role of Despina and performs often as part of the all-female sketch comedy troupe Granny Cart Gangstas. You can find her in the ocean, if you can find her at all.
I first ran into her work while she was a student of mine at Kearny Street Workshop. I found her pieces often brief but intriguing and imaginative, accomplishing much in just a few lines when she's at her best. I hope many more readers come across her work in the years ahead.
Be sure to get a copy of her debut book Shipwreck Smiles! http://www.blurb.com/b/7032252-shipwreck-smiles It dives into issues of being Mexican-Pinay growing up in America, betrayal, and what its like to be a mermaid on land.