Noemi began her 9-year journey with the 65th Infantry Regiment when she produced a short film on the Borinqueneers which was selected to participate in the 2000 Westchester Film Festival and 1999 New York Latino Film & Video Festival. Before that, she was a freelance advertising consultant and producer to major advertising agencies for the Hispanic commercial market. A former professional actress, she has extensive experience in theater, television, industrial films and commercials for both the English and Spanish markets. Noemi was a Finalist for the 2008 Estela Award given by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers which honors talented Latino/a filmmakers who, either through a stunning debut or a steady rise in a relatively short period of time, have distinguished themselves through their work to date. She has been honored by the National Guard, Comité Noviembre of New York, the Instituto de Puerto Rico, NJ Statewide Parade Committee and the Latina Women’s Council of Mercer County, New Jersey. Noemi has conducted numerous presentations on the 65th Infantry at various corporations, military facilites and community organizations. The film was an Official Selection at a number of film festivals and won a number of awards, including the Military Channel Award at the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC. Other short films she has produced include: The Priest’s Wife which won the Documentary Category at the Dig-It-All Film Festival and the Viking Film Festival; The Paramount Movie Palace highlights the history of Peekskill’s 1920’s art-deco movie palace; Dancing to this Own Beat: Hip Hop Legend Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Pabon profiles one of the pioneers of the hip hop dance movement; Surviving the American Dream which follows one immigrant’s experience in the United States and Native Poem, an experimental piece of Native American dance and poetry. Noemi is a Board Member of the Borinqueneers Park Education Alliance. Born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, she was raised in Spanish Harlem and has a degree in Education from New York University and a Certificate in Digital Filmmaking from SUNY Westchester Community College.