San Juan, PR and resides in Chicago, IL


Columbia College; Chicago, IL; BA  

University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL; MFA


Weisman Scholarship; Columbia College Chicago

Film production fund; Columbia College Chicago

AT&T Pioneers, AT&T Bell Labs, Naperville, IL

D.R.I.V.E. Committee 

Graduate College Diversity Fellowship

Certificate of Appreciation from UIC Children's Department 



LAND, BODY AND SOAL, Chicago, May 19- current

PRELUDE TO ENNEAD, Chicago, September 2017

OVERCOMING the SUPEREGO: Chicago, October 28, 2016


PRELUDE TO ENNEAD, Chicago, September 2017

COMPLEX, Chicago, June 2017

CONTEXT, New York, May 2017

OVERCOMING the SUPEREGO: Chicago, October 28, 2016

WHITE SERIES: Chicago, June 6, 2015

IN the BEGINNING, THERE WAS BLUE: Chicago, Dec. 6, 2014

SQUARE OFF SERIES:  Chicago, August 22, 2014


War of the Nutters: Assistant Director/ Director of Photography; part of 48hour project 

Prelude: Short montage of beauty

Ambition, Directed and produced this short diary film on women of color striving to succeed in the arts while simultaneously attempting to raise their children

My World Will Be All Right; music video, produced, directed, and edited this music video for singer Jade Maze

Numu Tekwa, Speak Comanche: Planned, developed, produced, and directed a 30-minute documentary based on the Comanche Tribe and the language preservation efforts in practice to preserve this native American population’s tongue


Guest Speaker; Columbia College; Chicago, IL  

Guest speaker at Mesa State College


Voyage Chicago, 2018, June 18rh. Local Stories: Check out Tina Mari Rucker's Artwork. 

Chicago Tribune, “Preserving Native Americans’ Heritage.” Tempo DuPage Section, Nov. 16, 1997, Section 17, pg.3

People First, “Language Lessons: Employees Work to Preserve Comanche Language,” 3rdissue, 1995, pg. 2