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About Me

Born and raised in Guatemala with a passion for sailing.

 

My Story

I have always been very active; as a kid I played just about every sport I came across, but my real passion always lied in watersports. I learned how to waterski when I was four, how to wakeboard when I was five, and how to foil when I was seven. I decided I wanted to be a professional wakeboarder when I was ten and I worked towards that dream every day for the next six years.

 

I picked up kiteboarding as a hobby along the way when I was around 12. I was introduced to the local sailing community through it and started sailing when I was 15. I let go of my dream to become a professional wakeboarder when I was 16, after winning the Central American and Caribbean Games in the Hobie16, to start sailing Nacra 17 and pursue my Olympic dream. I campaigned for the Tokyo Olympics when I was 17, and although we didn’t qualify, it was an experience that shaped me as a person and as an athlete.

 

I enrolled in a liberal arts program when I was 18 with the purpose of widening my skills and deepening my knowledge in the topics I was most passionate about. I was 19 when I was selected to be the bow for the Guatemalan SSL Team. At 20, I formally started a career in hydraulics and joined SailGP full-time. After doing a couple of events with SailGP I got recruited by American Magic and joined them for the 37th America's Cup in October of 2022.

 

work experience

October 2022 - Present (Full Time) with American Magic for the 37th America's Cup

Hydraulic Technician

July - August 2022 (Summer Internship) at Aeroservicios

Avionics Electronic Technician

October 2021 - June 2022 (Part-time) at SailGP

Hydraulic & Winch Technician

October 2021 (Internship) at Aeropinter

Airplane Fuselage Technician

September 2021 (Internship) at SailGP

Hydraulic Technician

October 2018 - January 2019 (Winter Job) with the Guatemalan Olympic Nacra 17 Team

Coach

June - July 2018 (Summer Internship) at Beechcraft Guatemala

Aeronautical Mechanic

2017-2022 (Part-time) Freelance

Kiteboard Instructor

2015 - 2021 (Part-time) Freelance

Community Management and Website Design

2015 - 2018 (Summer Job) at Laguna Wake Park

Wakeboard Instructor and Coach

Educational Background

2021 - 2022 with HarvardX

Professional Certificate in Data Science

2019 - 2021 with Universidad Europea del Atlantico

Specialization in Strategic Management

2007 - 2019 at Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala

Elementary, Middle School and High School

Athletic trajectory

1st - 2022 Copa Cummins (Hobie 16 / Crew)

3rd - 2022 SSL Gold Cup Qualifier (RC44 / Bow)

9th - 2021 Junior Panamerican Games (ILCA 6)

52 - 2021 U21 World Championship (ILCA 6)

42 - 2021 U21 European Open Trophy (ILCA 6)

5th - 2021 WesMex International Small Boat Regatta (ILCA 6 - Girls)

98 - 2020 Andalusian Olympic Week (ILCA 6)

41 - 2019 World Championship (Nacra 17 / Crew)

8th - 2019 World Championship (Hobie 16 / Crew)

7th - 2019 Panamerican Games (Nacra 17 / Crew)

21 - 2019 World Cup Series Final (Nacra 17 / Crew)

26 - 2019 World Cup Series Genoa (Nacra 17 / Crew)

37 - 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia (Nacra 17 / Crew)

28 - 2019 Andalusian Olympic Week (ILCA 6)

17 - 2019 World Cup Series Miami (Nacra 17 / Crew)

7th - 2018 National Championship (Sunfish)

12 - 2018 National Championship (ILCA 6)

1st - 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (Hobie 16 / Crew)

4th - 2018 National Championship (Hobie 16 / Crew)

3rd - 2017 National Championship (Kite TTR)

1st - 2017 Central American Championship (Kite TTR - Girls)

1st - 2017 Central American Championship (Hobie 16 / Crew)

1st - 2017 National Championsip (Wakeboard)

12 - 2016 Cable Wakeboard World Championship (Wakeboard - Junior Ladies)

1st - 2015 National Championship (Flowboard - Women)

2nd - 2015 National Championship (Flowboard - U16)

4th - 2015 National Ranking Stop 1 (Surf - Jr Ladies)

5th - 2015 Tige MyWake Global Challenge (Wakeboard - AM Women)

5th - 2014 Wake Games (Wakeboard -  Girls)

5th - 2014 Gravel Tour Stop 1 (Wakeboard - Girls)

2nd - 2012 Nautique GT Tour (Wakeboard - Groms)