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“I am an American, born and raised in Mexico, and have lived and worked in several countries in Latin America and Europe. Immersing myself in these communities and cultures both broadened and deepened my perspective on the unique characteristics of each people, while also reinforcing my Mexican heritage. My illustrations reflect the diverse life that I have lived.

“I have always enjoyed the process of creating images, as the conversations surrounding them are endless. Through illustrations that convey narratives and evoke emotions, I seek to explore societies and participate in cross-cultural studies that give us a greater appreciation and respect for others. More specifically, my passion for the illustration of children’s picture books emanates from a desire to make a difference.

“I am most thankful for the opportunity given by IDI to take part in such a gratifying and empowering experience.”