From Colorado, 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. Now, home in Santa Monica, her studio practice involves many mediums including painting, sculpture, and stop-motion animation, but her primary focus is ceramics. She teaches at ceramic studios and community art schools, as well as assists artists in primarily mold-making productions.