About Me




I was born on October 10, 1989 in the country of Panama, and since my parents are American Citizens I got my citizenship from them. I will share with you my multidisciplinary background.

I studied Architecture at ISTHMUS University. During the Architecture career I discovered my passion for ecology and bioclimatic, and at that stage of my life I changed my diet to a vegetarian diet that later evolved into strict vegan.


I have always excelled in the artistic field, especially painting, and so my passion for artistic makeup led me to then study Professional Makeup Artistry at the London Academy of Freelance Makeup where living on my own, I explored the world of Vegan cuisine like never before.


Upon returning to Panama, I became a member of the Vegan Association of Panama, and my passion and research on this lifestyle and its positive consequences over health were growing. I went through hundreds of books, studies, research, debates, anything that would help my knowledge database expand. Eventually, as many people leaned on me and looked up to me as a source of information on food and nutrition, I took the responsibility to formalize my knowledge and that's when I enrolled in the Plant Based Nutrition certification program of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through the eCornell platform (Cornell University).

In this educational process I received the necessary preparation and training to be able to guide anyone towards an optimal health lifestyle through whole plant based foods. All the knowledge and guidance I have received is fully supported by science, especially by the most recent studies in the field of nutrition that have revolutionized everything we knew about healthy eating. I am currently part of the NutritionFacts.org team, a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, which offers free updates on the latest nutrition research through informational videos. I translate transcripts of nutritional studies from English to Spanish so every time something new comes out, my knowledge database keeps expanding. I am also the ambassador of Happy Cow in Panama, recognized guide and app of vegetarian and vegan restaurants around the world.

I must confess that before adopting this lifestyle I was overweight, suffering from imbalances and deficiencies, and many other health problems caused by a poor diet. I witnessed through my own body how eliminating animal products and making the transition to a whole foods plant based life can heal the human body and allow you to achieve levels of health, energy and wellbeing never imagined before. If you allow me, I can make you live this wonderful experience.



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