Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Amarilys has nine years of experience in multimedia production and strategic digital media management and coordination. Her scope of work focuses on collaborating with educational and non-profit organizations to increase their impact and fulfill their mission.
Recently, she volunteered and worked with the organization TECHO during their disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico following hurricanes Irma and Maria. Supporting the coordination during the construction of 58 emergency houses with more than 500 volunteers.
As a volunteer of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, she traveled around the island to identify immediate needs that communities and families faced after the hurricanes.
Picking coffee, and looking for berries and mandarins around her grandmother’s farm, is where she developed a strong understanding of Puerto Rico’s incredible resources.That understanding fuels her passion towards community development, social equality, agriculture and environmental causes.
She has also worked as a director, videographer, production coordinator, and editor of a variety of documentary and short film projects.