I am an artist, educator, and activist working primarily with photography. My work is part of a long tradition in art and photography: to bring to light and find beauty in the hidden, unconscious, or disregarded. As a first generation American, my work is deeply influenced by my Mexican and Italian roots. My art practice is also inextricably linked with my ecofeminist, total liberation activism. Awards for my work include the Ferguson Grant from the Friends of Photography in San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography. My photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States including a solo show at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY. I've taught art and photography to thousands of students in state universities, art schools, private liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. I received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University. After 21 years, I left my home in the San Francisco Bay area to found the Photography and Moving Image program at a small liberal arts college in Kentucky where I live in a peaceful cabin high on a hill that looks out over a river, fields, and many trees and birds.