I started off in the country of 'eternal spring', Guatemala, where my mom named me Eloisa and, despite her efforts, my friends nicknamed me 'Elo'. After graduating from the American School of Guatemala in 2011, I embarked on a journey to Ringling College in Sarasota, Florida thinking I would never return.
Four years later, I have not only changed physically, but my ways of thinking and viewing the world. When I left, I wanted to escape the harsh realities experienced in a Developing Nation... as time passed I came to realized that not only did they empower me, but gave me a reason to fight for every day. Reminiscing on what I lived through from the moment I was born until I was 18 years old, education seemed a constant, an opportunity I was offered to overcome my own limitations. From this insight, I paved the path I am on today, working towards uncovering the truths and opportunities for education in Developing Nations.
Having an Advertising and Business of Art & Design background, I was able to explore 'communication' through various lenses, understanding the basics of how it works and shapes the world we are in today. Being immersed in a technological "art school" experience, my mind opened to the endless possibilities of the arts and other creative fields to transmit ideas in unconventional but powerful ways. Studying humanities, entrepreneurship and physics on my own reminded me of how interconnected our past and present are, as well as the role they play towards a future we are building now.
Thisknowledge along with the motivation acquired throughout the years gave me a sense of identity and passion that lead me back to Guatemala. Now I am researching education and preparing to shoot a documentary that showcases different perspectives on the topic. As my journey unfolds, I hope to understand education and work towards validating different types of learning that focus on confronting the problems currently faced by society.