Katia was born and raised in Tijuana, Baja California, México. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a degree in Television, Film, and New Media with an emphasis in Production.
Through out her studies, she specialized in production design; Katia has designed over 14 short films for SDSU and USC, as well as a special project for the NAVY’s SPAWAR division. In 2016, she was awarded by the San Diego Film Consortium for best production design for her film Among Thieves.
Her skill set ranges from production design, set design, set construction, set decoration, set dressing, costume design and, most recently, make up artistry.
Always looking for opportunities to expand her skill set, Katia attended Bellus Academy, where she received her certification as a make-up artist.
She is now a Production Design fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where she has designed 5 films. She will be graduating in 2018 with an MFA in Production Design.