I founded my photography business in my teens.
As I graduated high school, then college, my photography business evolved as I did. I now almost exclusively volunteer my photography services, proudly supporting nonprofits, progressive movements, and various marquee political candidates.
The below gallery is a collection of images which together illustrate the various facets of my identity, experiences, and values.
Through my photographic work, I have developed an art for digital storytelling, an essential asset I leverage as a professional data analyst.
The above conceptual image illustrates the unsavory, to say the least, pollution to our planet.
Camila, Founder of Lip Love and Start-Up Kid’s Club student, stands ready to receive prospective customers at her first Market.
Start-Up Kid’s Club is a non-profit after school program preparing youth for success beyond the test. As a former youth entrepreneur, I’m a passionate Start-Up Kid’s Club Board Member.
Supporting local businesses is important to me — especially farmers. Locally grown and raised goods are more nutrient-dense and environmentally sustainable, not to mention that local farming is a beautiful profession to preserve.
The featured kid belonged to the like the late Farmer John, a ghost storyteller at Soggy Bottom Goat Farm. A different photo taken from this same farm visit was featured on the Frost Bank website. (I like this pic better.)
One of my favorites — taken in Osaka, Japan. My interest in photography derives from my fascination for sociology.
While named ‘Markets and Culture’ my college degree is a fusion of Sociology and Business.
I’m a New York Design Institute trained jewelry photographer.
Photographed above are south sea pearls by Hibiscus Imports, a family jewelry company ran by my mother. The Hibiscus name comes from Hibiscus Beads, a jewelry business my older sister and I founded at ages 8 and 10 years old.
Another product photo for Hibiscus Import— yet this one features a back-lay of roasted coffee beans from my larger family’s coffee farm in Panamá. To prevent our great grandfather’s land from being seized by the military dictatorship, my great uncles strategized to but a deed on the land for coffee production.
Coffee runs in my blood — metaphorically and likely literally. I drink too much but at least I have a hook up to replenish supplies.
During my time at Facebook, I began offering my photography services to various workplace D&I initiatives. Event photos I provided not only helped grew reach and awareness of said initiative but also helped organizers maintain and gain additional in-kind sponsors by them being able to offer professional photos documenting their sponsorship.
Portrait of my sister and brother-in-law at their wedding rehearsal in Panamá, where most of our family is from. Being a dual citizen, passing through both American and Panamanian cultures, has inevitably greatly colored my life and commitment to human rights — including environmental, indigenous protection, and immigration.