ALL ABOUT MAMI
My roots, my hustle, my dreams
It was my senior year in high school that I became aware of the possibilities of a future in fashion. Being the first in my family to graduate from college, I was determined to make my family proud and dream big. I furthered my passion for learning by obtaining a Masters of Arts, focusing on the environmental aspects of retail design, visual merchandising, and consumer behavior. My passion for sustainability and fashion came hand in hand naturally.
With over a decade of retail experience, I knew I had to combine my love for public service and sustainable fashion together. My time teaching at San Francisco State University is where my desire to serve others truly blossomed. My children have also been my greatest motivation to use the gift of serving and creating a community to educate and provide resources for those in need.
I founded the Mindful Mami with a mission of educating other Mami's on tools and resources to live a more sustainable lifestyle and mindful consumption, while building community through fashion.
Thank you for being a part of my journey! I cannot wait to hear your story as well!
IT TAKES A VILLAGES
SPECIAL THANKS AND GRATITUDE
Thank you to those who have been a part of this journey with me, who have shown support, encouragement, helped me with the girls, and all of the above. To my Mom and Dad, my Sisters, Brother, Brother-in-laws, Sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, Steven, Tio Freddy, and family I love you so much and thank you for being the backbone when I am not able to be strong, and the constant motivation and love that has been shown all these years.
To all of my dearest friends who I have the honor to call family, I am so grateful for your love and abundance of support you have shown me. I thank you and love you always. Charlene, you are my rock, I love you always.
To my mentors, and amazing Women I look up to and admire so much, Dr. Connie Ulasewicz and Bettina Sapien, you are what I aspire to be and do, thank you for the encouragement to do and be better, it has truly been life changing.
To the amazing team of photographers, hairstylist, makeup artists, and creatives, thank you for making my vision come to life. Teresa, Chili, Antonette, Lester, Pia, Julissa, Sophia, Nina, and all of my friends who have modeled for me, and supported me you have all played a pivotal role in all of this, and I thank you always.
To my Dearest Grandma Olivia, I miss you every day, I will make sure your spirit lives through me. I love you always.
To my Husband, my best friend, and life partner, thank you for your patience, perseverance, and willingness to love me unconditionally, flaws and all, I love you with my whole being. Thank you for believing in me, and telling me to just go for it.
To my girls, you are my soul, my purpose, and heart. I do everything for us, to inspire, encourage, and give back to the community. Live life to your fullest, and love wholeheartedly.
"We can endure much more than we think we can"