I was born and raised in San Antonio.  

 

My mother, Beva, is from Albuquerque, NM and is a grassroots organizer for gender justice at the Southwest Organizing Project.

My dad, Eduardo, is an arts administrator and lives in D.C.

My sister, Micaela, is a Chicana/o Studies professor at UC Santa Barbara.

I was very close to my paternal grandparents.  They helped raise me and their names were Leno and Elisa Diaz.  I often talk about them in my work.

I met Angelica Reyna through Big Brothers/Big Sisters in San Antonio.  She is a junior at Hilbert College in NY.  I love her like a sister.

I love dancing salsa and flamenco.  I am not particularly strong at either.