Born in California’s Central Valley to parents who started as migrant farm workers, my first experience in entertainment was performing stand-up comedy at the age of 15 at The LA Improv, and appearing in numerous commercials.
I moved to New York City to become the first in my family to go to college, studying Film & TV Production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with double minors in the Business of Entertainment/Media/Technology and Producing - completing my degree in just 2.5 years.
After working for in-house marketing teams at Nickelodeon and Warner Brothers, I was selected for an internship at The White House. During my time in the Management and Administration Office, I won a speechwriting competition where I had the honor of introducing Vice President Joe Biden during his annual all-staff remarks.
After my time with the Obama Administration, I was highlighted in the Captain Morgan spot “#Under35POTUS,” and won two local elections before being selected as one of only ten participants for the Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop. I wrote for the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, and was nominated for the Sundance Latino Screenwriters Fellowship with my feature “Numéro.” Currently I proudly serve on the board of L.I.M.A. Coalition (Latinos In Media & Arts), as an Ambassador to Ghetto Film School, and a delegate to NEXUS Global Youth Summit.