Claudia was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Queens, New York.
Claudia is married to Luis, they have three children Jonathan, Vanessa and Karinna. They became parishioners of St. Mark when their family relocated to Tampa Fl in 2004. Claudia began sharing her time and talent as a catechist in the Children’s Faith Formation program and later was hired as the Coordinator. In 2007, she began her studies in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute, while also completing her Master Catechist certification. For the next three years she went on to complete her studies as a
. Her dedication and passion for the parish keeps her on this ongoing journey of learning more about the Church. She currently attends Villanova University to complete her graduate studies in Church Management, MSCM. She also holds a bachelors degree in Graphic Design and Animation, and holds a certificate in HR Management.
Her hobbies include jigsaw puzzles, 3D models, and brain teasers just to name a few. She says that when the kids were young she loved making Lego sets with them, however when they got tired, she had to complete the sets herself, which then became her "quiet time".