From Colorado Springs, CO, Gonzales received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (2011) and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2017. She is passionate about teaching and wants to see her students grow as artists and creatives, to one day see them by her side as professionals and even colleagues. Gonzales maintains a multi media art practice, and is an emerging exhibiting artist. Her favorite past-times are hiking, ocean romps, traveling, spending time with her loved ones, her cat. and plants. Now, living in Santa Monica, CA, she is an exhibiting artist teaching at ceramic studios, community art schools, and is a Professor at Santa Monica College.