I began my journey as an artist, activist, and educator in my hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts. In Lawrence, I harnessed my voice as a spoken word poet performing for a wide variety of audiences. After graduating from Smith College in 2017, I started teaching high school English and committed myself to creating equitable and safe spaces for underrepresented students in predominately white institutions. My passion for fat liberation, youth education, and spoken word poetry helped me start body-positive youth programming . Outside of teaching, I am a scholar and hope to pursue my Ph.D. in English to study the relationship between fat bodies, labor, and social movements. As a queer Mestiza Latina I see my identity as a resource and catalyst for expanding, deepening, and challenging the traditional canon of English literature. My work has been featured in a wide variety of publications including, Caustic Frolic Literary Journal, Exposed Brick Literary Magazine, Glass Poetry Journal, Voices and Visions, and Women: A Cultural Review to name a few. My debut collection of poetry, "This is How I Learn to Love" was a finalist for The Sexton Prize for best outstanding poetry.