Born in Detroit Michigan, I have worked and lived in Denver, Colorado since 1972, after graduating from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois with degrees in Spanish and Political Science, and a secondary teaching certificate. In 1970-71, I lived in Madrid, Spain and studied at Filosofia y Letras in the Georgetown University Program. In 1972, after returning to Denver I began working with community and non-profit groups, like the Common Market Food Cooperative, and as a substitute teacher. During that time I was fortunate to be able to travel to Latin America numerous times, and ended up working in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico in 1981-82 as the Director of the Study Abroad Program for the University of Colorado, Boulder. 1983 found me in Washington DC working as a reporter for AIP, the Independent Press Agency of Central America.
Upon returning to Denver in 1984, the Justice Information Center hired me to work as a court interpreter, which I have done ever since and feel fortunate to have earned State and Federal certification as an interpreter. Finally, in 1985, radio station KUVO 89.3FM began broadcasting my bilingual program, La Nueva Voz. Thank you to so many friends, colleagues, mentors and supporters who have made all of this possible. MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS !