About Me

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I was born in North Bergen, New Jersey to immigrant parents from Mexico and Colombia. Travel has always been a huge part of my life, as my family moved frequently and we regulary visited friends and relatives in different parts of the world. My family eventually settled in Fort Worth, Texas in the early 2000’s.

I was fortunate enough to attend the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey with a scholarship, and later, to attend Syracuse Architecture in New York. This decision was influenced by my father’s own architectural background, and the sense that architecture is the intersection between art and science, which I both loved to study. The dream to start a family business also led me to receive a minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. But it was during my thesis year that I discovered my true passion: architectural technology.

After graduation, I accepted a job opportunity in New York City with Rafael Vinoly Architects as a Junior Designer and participated in the Computational Research and Design group where I was able to research emergent technology and develop parametric workflows. After working at RVA, I shifted my career towards tech by enrolling into a coding bootcamp with the Flatiron School.

Currently, I am collaborating with my colleague Tram Anh Nguyen on the BHD Star Cineplex project in Hanoi, Vietnam as a Computational Design Specialist.

 

 

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