I live in Brooklyn, New York. I was born in Madrid, Spain, where I spent my childhood, except for 2 years in Baghdad when I was 3 and 4 years old. I lived my teenage years in Quito, Ecuador. Then I moved to the United States at the age of 18. I studied my senior year of high school in Maryland, and I earned my B.F.A. at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. I actually started college with the idea of becoming a Biologist, but then it became apparent that I would never pass Organic Chemistry, among other required courses for the major. It's clear to me now that my passion for Art is stronger than my severe interest in Biology, but back then I had to hit my own wall, I suppose. I moved to New York City in 1994 to pursue my Masters at the School of Visual Arts and I graduated in 1996.