I was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Came to the USA in 1970 and graduated from HS in 1974 in Dickinson HS, Jersey City, NJ.
I continued my education also in Jersey City (Jersey City State University) and graduated with a BA in Education in 1979.Studied Modern Language, Literature, Mathematics and creative writing. Also studied at Kean College in Elizabeth NJ and Montclair
State Univercity also in NJ. I have spent most of my live teaching and writing poetry'