Viviana grew up outside of Philadelphia, where she refused to eat the famous, but disgusting, Philadelphia rolls and spent every Friday night at the local Wawa (the better version of 7-Eleven.) She got her first digital camera when she was in 7th grade, and her obsession for photography started by merely taking pictures of her friends in the school cafeteria and at the King of Prussia Mall. Fast-forward six years when she attended the University of Michigan Penny Stamps School of Art and Design with a focus on documentary photography. After graduating in 2015 with a BFA degree, Viviana moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey for two years where she was a staff visual journalist for The Press of Atlantic City. She got some unforgettable tans and ruined her rain boots from photographing through all the thigh-high floods. Yet, she missed the life of a Michigander and moved back to the Mitten to be a summer photography fellow with Documenting Detroit Facing Change and a freelance photographer in the Detroit area. Looks like Viviana is here for many snowy winters to come.