I was born in Mexico and lived in the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Nayarit, and Mexico City. I moved to the US when I was 20 years old with zero English proficiency. After teaching myself English and having the amazing opportunity to attend college I obtained an Art History degree from the University of Central Arkansas. I recently graduated from the Master of Arts in Art History program from University of Houston. Currently, I am completing MLIS coursework at San Jose State University. I also serve as a Bilingual Community Library Specialist and my duties are primarily to serve Spanish speaking populations and Latino descend communities in Marin County. I believe that librarianship can advance our communities extraordinarily in their capacity that they are free to the public. I am also learning how libraries function as institutional white spaces and I think that it is necessary to increase visibility and representation in the library by revisiting protocols that discriminate against the public of the library including patrons, staff, programming, and collection development. I would like to focus my degree on librarianship to my commitment in funding a library and cultural center in my hometown in Mexico. I am humbled and thankful for the Rita Torres award and I am looking forward to continuing serving BPLG!