I am a latine story artist, a 2023 graduate of the San Jose State University Animation/Illustration program, and a former Social Media Coordinator of the Shrunkenheadman Club. These are ways to title me based on what I've done recently, but what I've always been is a storyteller. Animation has been my favorite medium for storytelling because it allows you to observe real life, portray your lived experiences authentically, and push those beyond the limits of reality to evoke a connection with our individual humanity. I tell stories to connect with an audience that sees through my lens and create stories to understand a life I haven't lived like it was my own. What I do as a story artist creates growth and connection within the rich world of a story that hasn't had a chance to be told yet, with an emphasis on the flawed and beautiful aspects of being utterly human.