From Colorado Springs, CO, Gonzales received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (2011). In 2017 she acquired her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. In San Francisco, she was Co-Founder of Space Bar Collective, a participatory alternative art space, where profits were raised to pay both local and regional musicians to play during events. Currently she has found love in this time of cholera, and is living in between California and Colorado, till the world becomes relatively safe once more. She is an art professor at Santa Monica College and is currently working on a book of poetry.