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New Media Artist//Environmentalist




2020 BFA Art & Technology and Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015-16 Environmental Studies Program, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2013-15 Global Citizenship Experience, Chicago, IL
2011-13 Alpha Program, Lane Tech High School, Chicago, IL
2002-11 Inter-American Magnet School

Job Experience

2022 Exhibitions Preparator II (Mount Maker), The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
2021 Apprentice Mechanic, Uptown Bikes, Chicago, IL
2021 Bicycle Courier, Cut Cats Courier, Chicago, IL
2020 Studio Assistant, Cracked Ray Tube (James Connolly and Kyle Evans), Chicago, IL
2019 Festival Production Intern, CURRENTS New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2019 Media Production Intern, Envisioning Justice, Illinois Humanities Council
2016-20 Bicycle Courier, Foxtrot & Postmates & UberEats & Flaco's Tacos, Chicago, IL
2016 Ecological Restoration Intern, Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, IL
2015 Multimedia Gallery Intern, 6018 North, Chicago IL
2012 Commissioned Artist, After School Matters, Chicago IL


SAIC Undergrad Thesis Show // installation
Elastic Arts // interactive installation
Playground Social // realtime visuals
Empty Bottle // realtime visuals
Decibel Crawl at Observatory // realtime visuals
Hostel Earphoria // realtime visuals
Co-prosperity Sphere // realtime visuals
Evergreen Manor // realtime visuals
Emporium // realtime visuals
Workshop 4200 // realtime visuals
The Owl // realtime visuals


Audio/Visual systems
Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro/Illustrator/Photoshop)
Web development (HTML/CSS/JS/select open-source libraries/APIs)
Audio production (Logic Pro X/Audacity/Ableton/analog systems)
Fundamental understanding of electronic engineering
Physical computing (Arduino/Raspberry Pi)
Social media management
Virtual reality (WebVR/A-frame/3-D scanning/360 video/Blender/Mixamo)
Circuit design and PCB printing
DIY radio broadcasting (DIY broadcasting circuits/SDR/GQRX)
iOS app development (Xcode/Objective-C)
Github & involvement in open-source community
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Extracurricular Programs & Residencies

2023 Ecolectivo Permaculture Youth Exchange
2023 TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency
2015 Sierra Club Environmental/Social Activist Training (SPROG)
2014 University of Illinois Prairie Science Camp
2011-14 Marwen Art School
2011-13 Camp Counselor at Berger Park
2009 Lincoln Park Conservation Camp


2020 SAIC Student Leadership Award
2016-2019 SAIC Distinguished Scholar Merit Award
2013 1st Place for Design Makes Change, Austin Design Competition
2013 Totem Pole Award at Lane Tech (Student of the Month)
2013 1st Place Marwen brochure design competition
2012 1st place for the Edgewater Beach Sand Castle Competition ($500 award)
2012 Gold Award for All-City CPS Art Competition
2010 Kuumba Lynx Spoken Word, 1st Place with “Nuestra Mezcla”
2008 1st place in regional Judo competitions


Music Video for "Que Importa Que Nos Craven As Cadeas" by Dioivo
FNews Magazine
Music Video for "Diluvian" by Cordoba