An independent filmmaker and UCLA Extension instructor, C.M. is dedicated to providing progressive film projects to cross-cultural audiences. She's multilingual and an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as co-author of one of the first published academic works analyzing the effects of the U.S./Mexico border fence. In 2013 she became a scholarship recipient of TEDx El Paso. She has degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, The University of Texas at El Paso and has studied at the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi. Her first professional film experience was working as a PA on the set of Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy.