I grew up in Los Angeles in a Mexican household. I studied at the Hamilton Academy of Music, where I graduated with honors in instrumental music. I'm currently working working on my undergraduate degree at Marlboro College in Vermont. For my major, I have decided to focus on the history of Spanish colonization in the Californias, specifically as it relates to the Franciscan mission system and its musical practices. In my spare time, I like to practice the lute, go hiking, sing mariachi songs, explore, cook, and read.