Education 

2008

MFA  Photography and Electronic Media / University of Illinois at Chicago

2005 

BFA Photography, Film and Electronic Media / University of Illinois at Chicago 


Experience

2013-present

McKinsey & Company 

Freelance Photo Editor

Ensure accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality intermediate to advanced level photographs, effectively using industry standard software. Image color-correcting, cropping, sourcing, retouching, and maintain file size specification. Work closely with editors, clients and production team to ensure on-time release of files.


Other Clients: Leff Communications and Deloitte


2007 to present

Self Employed

Freelance Photographer and Consultant

Specializing in events, portraits, editorial photography and advanced photo retouching and manipulation.


Academic Appointments

2011–2013

Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Digital Photography

2008–2011

Northwestern College, Chicago, Illinois

Adjunct Instructor, Applied Science Department

2007–08

University of Illinois at Chicago

Instructor of Record, Department of Photography


Solo Exhibitions

2009

A matter of two months and three spaces, Photo Four Gallery,South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

2005

In-between, 331/2 Gallery, Zhou B. Brother Center, Chicago, IL

In-between, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago

2003

Miscellaneous work, New Works Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago


Group Exhibitions


2017

Collective Experiences, Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Chiang Mai Thailand

2016  

Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Multi-Caucus Juried Show, St. Louis, Missouri

3rd edition  Awakening Foundations literary magazine. 

Forgive, Forget, or Fuck Off
2015 

Extended Family, School of Art Collaboration with Local High schools, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2014

Family Matter, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2010

Red, online exhibit, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Perspectives–The Blog, featured artist, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2009

POKE: Artists and Online Social Media, FotoFest, Vine Street Gallery, Houston, TX

(re)load: New Media Art in Chicago, Antena Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008

International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography,

The Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Art Pilsen, Pilsen Open Studio, Chicago, IL

Women’s Caucus for Art, Midwest Regional Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Viva L’ Arte, Fighting for the Right to be White, Florida Project, Cooperative Image Group, Lotus Keep Gallery, Chicago, IL

Form Fit, MFA Exhibition, The Great Space, University of Illinois at Chicago

MFA Thesis Exhibition, A matter of two months and three spaces, University of Illinois at Chicago

2007

Form Fit, MFA Exhibition, The Great Space, University of Illinois at Chicago

2006

UNO, Thoughts Running Wild, 33 Collective Gallery, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL

2005

Self-Portrait Exhibition 2005, Madre/Mujer, 33 Collective Gallery, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL

The Self-Portrait, Madre/Mujer, Zhou B. Center, The New Center for the Arts, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

A Collective work exhibition, Transitional Identity, La Joya Building, Open Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL

New Works, In-between, New Works Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago

Three Degrees of Separation, curated by Jin Lavitzky, Acme Art Works, Chicago, IL

New Works, Non-Native Speaker, Video, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL

2004

Statem(a)nt, Mujers/Hermanas, New Works Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago

Color Collective Works, New Works Galley, University of Illinois at Chicago

2003

New Works, Con Quien Andamos, New Works Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago


Publications

2010

Participating Spaces, Discoveries of the Meeting Place FotoFest

2008–2009 Inter-Biennial Exhibition catalogue

2009

Houston Modern Luxury

Fashion and Home Special Issue: September 2009, Network

2008

UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, 2006–08

essay by Anthony Elms


Awards

2007–08

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty In Illinois MFA Fellowship

2006–07

University of Illinois at Chicago, Abraham Lincoln MFA Fellowship

2006

CAPP Grant, Chicago division of cultural affairs

2005

University of Illinois at Chicago, School Faculty Prize for Photography

2003

Talent Tuition Scholarship Award, University of Illinois at Chicago


Other Professional Experience/Associations

Society of Photographic Education (SPE) 

2015-Present

Co-Chair Multi-Cultural Caucus (SPE)

2014- Present

Mid-West Representative and Curator (SPE)

2014–2015

Multi-Caucus Exhibition Committee Member / New Orleans, LA 

Lead, collaborative role aided in the planning and execution of the third annual multi-caucus exhibition during the national conference.

2013–present

McKinsey & Company, Freelance Photo Editor

2012–present

Active member of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), Multicultural and Womens Caucus.

2011–present

Shoda Design, Freelance Photo Editor and Photographer

2009–10

Co-op Image, Video Instructor

2008–09

Northwestern Business College, Academic Advisor

2006-2012

Member of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

2004–06

Olympia College, Education Chair

Oversaw the education department and curriculum which aimed to empower young women’s lives and education.

2004–05

University of Illinois at Chicago

Cooperative Education–Independent Work Study

Photography lab maintenance.

2004

Sylvia Malagrino, Research Assistant

2003–05

New Works Gallery Group, Art Director and Curator

Student-run photography co-op group. Curated and organized group shows. Facilitated lectures by artists and curators.

2003–05

Chicago Women’s Health Center, Outreach Volunteer Educator, performed lectures to various age groups on women’s health, anatomy, and body image.

Certified as women’s health educator in 2003.

1999–2000

Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Volunteer Photography Instructor. Taught fundamentals of photography to high school students. Curriculum addressed intro to photography, aesthetics of photography, and applications.


Courses Taught

History of Photography

Fundamentals of Photography (analog)

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Color Photography

Introduction to Studio Lighting 

Advanced Studio Lighting

Digital Darkroom I

Digital Darkroom II

Advanced Image Manipulation

Business of Photography

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe lightroom, Adobe Premier proficient





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