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Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México in 1958.

In 1976 studied English in Boston, MA. Obtain her certificate as a Written Translator in 1978 from the Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. In 1994 she finished her studies for Administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas for the US. Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Organization Management.

In 1983 she was a founder of the Association of Interpreters and Translators of Monterrey.

In 1989 she was a founder of Desarrollo de la Cultura Ecológica, A.C. and is on the Board of Directors. In 1992 this non-profit organization formed part of the ecological programs at the Institutto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).

In 1995 she obtained a certificate as an Expert Translator from the Justice Department of the State of Nuevo León, México.

In 1998 she finished her bachelor degree in Administrative Systems in Monterrey, Nuevo León and at the same time a certificate of professional photographer from the School of Photography Ansel Adams in Monterrey, Nuevo León. In the year 2000 she received her certificate as a professional photographer from The New York Institute of Photography. Before becoming a professional photographer she worked for several business in Monterrey such as Vitro, Visa, Alfa, University of Monterrey and The American Chamber of Commerce of México, A.C.

Since 2004 is part of the Asociación Nacional de Artistas Plásticos, Corredores de Arte y Anticuarios, A.C. (National Artist, Art and Antiquaries Association), and in 2005 she became part of the Board of Directors of Amigos de Plaza México in San Antonio, Texas and also became active member and actual Vice President of the San Antonio Astronomical Association and the San Antonio Astronomical Observers Group.

She had published her photographs in several magazines: American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C., Kodak Monterrey, Kodak México, D.F. and Beauty Foot. In the product catalog of Grupo TOR-REY. The calendars of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 of Imprenta Plata, S.A. de C.V. The City News a newspaper for the foreign community in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, and the front page of the book “My Existing Poems” (Poemas de Mi Existir) by Jesús Viviano Alvarez. All these were in Mexico. In addition, the San Antonio Express-News in San Antonio, Texas the picture “Sunset I” – Blue Ridge Parkway to promote Fotoseptiembre USA 2004. Participation in ayudARTE 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.

Her first published photograph was in 1991.

Since 2004 she has had 25 exhibits; 8 individuals & 17 collective.

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Publications

• 1991 & 1992 magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce of México, A.C. / México, D.F.
• 2000 Internal Bulletin “Click 2000” Kodak Monterrey – Productos de Imagen de México, S.A. de C.V. / Monterrey, Nuevo León
• 2000 Internal Bulletin - “Kodice” Kodak de México. / México, D.F.
• 2003 Product Catalog for Grupo TOR-REY, S.A. de C.V. / Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2003 Bulletn Equilibrio Ecológico / Monterrey, Nuevo León (July - December).
• 2003 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. /Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2004 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. / Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2004 Beauty Foot magazine / Monterrey, Nuevo León, (February)
• 2004 City News Monterrey / Monterrey, Nuevo León. (September, October, and November)
• 2004 San Antonio Express-News / San Antonio, Texas. (September)
• 2005 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2005 Cover - "My existing poems" by Jesus Viviano Alvarez
• 2005 Invitation - XXV Anniversary of Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
• 2005 Weekly bulletin Ga-Z Vol.I. I No. 13 (September) of Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
• 2005 Ad for yellow pages (2006) of Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
• 2006 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2007 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2008 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2009 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.
• 2010 Calendar – Impresora y Editorial Plata, S.A. de C.V. Monterrey, Nuevo León.

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Exhibitions

Individual:

• 2004 FotoSeptiembre USA 2004
The Earthly & the Heavenly *
76 photographs of landscapes and churches from Canada, USA, and México
19 selected photographs for a Christmas Season display
Instituto de México - San Antonio, Texas, USA
(See Gallery for sample pictures)

* Part of the itinerary exhibits of Instituto de México (USA: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Washington, DC; CAN: Montreal, QC; MEX: Cd. Juárez, Chih., and Chihuahua, Chih.)

• 2005 MTY FotoSeptiembre / FotoX05
Faces of China

28 photographs
Casa de la Cultura San Pedro
San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México

• 2005 FotoSeptiembre USA
Water

12 photographs of landscapes and from Canada, USA, and México
Egan - Martinez Design
San Antonio, Texas, USA

• 2006 Faces of China
International Education Week

28 photographs
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2008 ílios & selene
Salón Mijangos
Serie I: The Sun & The Moon
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2009 The Earthly & the Heavenly * - Selection
Aldaco's Restaurant - Stone Oak
35 photographs of landscape & churches from Canada, USA & Mexico
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2010 Two Visions of Quixote
Antigua Grill Restaurant/ La Marginal
18 photographs of paintings representing the great story of Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Original paintings by Ricardo Badke
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2010 - 2011 Bon Voyage...
Cafe - Central Market
30 Photographs: Architecture, Cosmos, Fauna, Flora, Landscape & People
December 2010 - January 2011
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2012 Before there were... Icons
The Cafe - Central Market
30 photographs: Landscapes
January & February 2012
San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Collective:

• 2004 MTY FotoSeptiembre / FotoIX04
Heron - Villahermosa, Tabasco, México

Museo del Centenario
San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México

• 2004 1st. Annual Latin American Christmas Fest
Northeast of México - Rainbow II and Trinity Church The Parish of Saint John - Main Altar

Instituto de México
San Antonio, Texas, USA

• 2005 XXV Anniversary
11 photographs represernting different activities in the school

Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México

2005 Hispanic Heritage Month Through the Arts
i'lios 00010730051747

Wells Fargo Bank, UTSA, Instituto de México & Blue Star
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2005 Two Visions of Quixote
18 photograph representing the great story of Quixote.
Originals by Ricardo Badke
Instituto de Mexico & Our lady of the Lake University (OLLU)
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2005 XV Anniversary of Endometriosis Association
Acadia National Park/ Mirror Pond III & The Great Wall/ Sunset I

Milwaukee, WI, USA

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2005 ayudARTE / 7th Annual Art Exhibit & Sale
Acadia National Park/ Mirror Pond II & The Great Wall / Sunset I
Instituto de México, HEB, SBC, Univision 41 & San Antonio Express News

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2006 El Sol Bakery Bistro
Spring & Autumn

6 photographs of landscape and 1 of the sun
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2006 Tenth Pavillion of Antiquities & Art (Beaux Art)
Acadia national Park/ Mirror Pond & The Great Wall/ Sunset I

2 photographs of landscape
Paris, France

2006 Universidad de Monterrey
Collective BAUV'76 / Autumn

4 photographs of landscape
Monterrey, N.L., MEX

2006 Colegio Labastida
Collective BAUV'76 / Autumn

4 photographs of landscape
Monterrey, N.L., MEX

2006 ayudARTE / 8th Annual Art Exhibit & Sale
Acadia National Park/ Mirror Pond II & The Great Wall / Sunset I
Mexican Cultural Institute, SBC, HEB, Univision 41 & San Antonio Express News

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2007 Donation for the Troops of USA in Iraq
Icefield Parkway VII, AB

San Antonio Astronomical Association
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2008 ayudARTE / 10th Annual Art Exhibit & Sale
Circumpolar I, Lunar Eclipse & Comet Holmes P/17
San Antonio Public Library, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. & Univision 41

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2008 The Open Heart Global Art Community
Reagan High School & Army JROTC
Banff National Park: Bow River I & Bow River, Junction & Mountain, Glacier Close up- Icefield Parkway & Rainbow II - Northeast of Mexico, Circumpolar I, Lunar Eclipse, Comet Holmes P/17 & Mercury transit.

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2009 ayudARTE / 11th Annual Art Exhibit & Sale
Circumpolar I, i'lios 072420061912 & selene 080920062302
San Antonio Public Library, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., matt - Mexican & American Thinking Together & Univision 41

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2010 ayudARTE / 12th Annual Art Exhibit & Sale
White Strip Bengal Tiger, Puma & Jaguar
Mexican Cultural Institute, Univision 41 & Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

2010 - 2011 Respect from PIAG Museum project "Earth & Water"
5 photographs: Bryce Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, Half Dome, Yelowstone Lake & Left Mitten
Universidad Autónoma de México in San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Private Collection:

Bay of Fundy, NS - Sunset I
Cactus Órgano , Sureste de Mexico
Cascada de Agua Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
Cascadas El Salto, Zaragoza, N.L., Mexico
Acadia NP - Mirror Pond
Sunset I - Blue Ridge Parkway
Sunset V - Atlantic Ocean
Cancun II - Quintana Roo
i'lios 00010720051747
White Tiger
Sunset IV - Key West
Icefiel Parkway VII
Devil Tower - Close up II
Bow river - Banff National Park
Blossom I


Public Collection:

• Meeting in Monterrey, N.L. - Bush - Salinas - The White House – Washington, D.C.
• Meeting in Monterrey, N.L. - Bush - Salinas - Los Pinos – México, D.F.
• Acadia National Park, ME - Nature III - ANAPCAA


Itinerary Collection:

Wild Life - Serie I
    • Bengal Tiger
    • White Bengal Tiger
    • Puma
    • Jaguar