About me

Born abroad but raised in Chile. Cari grew up as a child stunned by the stars, she studied Industrial Engineering and getting a Master’s degree in Logistics (both at UNAB, Chile), and specializing with a graduate degree at MIT in Supply Chain Management (Cambridge, MA, USA).

But around 6 years ago, she discovered astrophotography, spending one year intensively learning positional and observational astronomy, as well as photography. Then, she decided to quit her job as an engineer to dedicate herself 24/7 to astrophotography and astronomy popularization, from where she also began to travel to capture skies from different latitudes and different weather and sky/earth phenomena.

Nowadays, she still dedicates lot of time to the study and improvement of her landscape  astrophotography techniques, teaching classes on the same subject, and also promoting astronomical tourism. Constantly deepening her knowledge in Astronomy to contribute in the world of astronomy popularization with several organizations and collaborations with other astronomical popularization entities.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” 

(Pablo Picasso)

  • Civil Industrial Engineer, UNAB, Chile
  • Master of Sciences major in Logistics and Operations Management, UNAB, Chile
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MIT, Cambridge-MA, USA
  • Published scientific paper at Waste Management & Research Journal, 2021 “Solving the bin location–allocation problem for household and recycle waste generated in the commune of Renca in Santiago, Chile”.

 

  • Freelance Landscape Astrophotographer & Night Photographer 
  • Freelance Photography and Astrophotography Workshop Instructor 
  • Astrotourism and Astrophotography Lecturer 
  • Astronomical Disclosure

 

  • Explore Alliance Ambassador by Explore Scientific USA
  • Collaboration as Art and Content Director at AstroFotografiaChile
  • Collaboration as Vivographer (VIVO mobile colaboration in Chile)
  • Astro-photographic trips: Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Iceland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, United Arab Emirates, Colombia.
  • APOD by NASA 03/27/2023
  • Milky way Photographer of the year 2022 
  • Epson Pano Awards 2022 Top 21 placing VR Images
  • Honorable mention at 2022 Nature Photography Contest of Fundación Áreas Protegidas
  • 1st place at Geological Photography Contest 2021 AEIGUM
  • 1st place in Huawei’s “Chile Lindo” Photography Contest 2018.
  • Honorable mention in Telescopes Chile Astrophotography Contest 2019.
  • Publication of Timelapse on Facebook page “Sky” of works highlighted by NASA in astronomical photography.
  • Publication of Timelapse on Facebook page “Sky” of works highlighted by NASA in astronomical photography.
  • Publication of Photography on the Instagram portal of “Astronomy Picture of the Day” (@astronomypicturedaily) of works highlighted by NASA in astronomical photography.
  • Collaboration with astrophotography to make clothing for Denise Rosenthal for Festival de Viña 2020.
  • Honorable Mention in International Photography Awards 2020 (IPA)
  • Honorable Mention in International Photography Awards 2021 (IPA)
  • Photograph selected as EPOD 03/25/2021, Earth Sciences Picture of the Day, from the USRA (Universities Space Research Association).
  • Photograph selected as EPOD 09/13/2021, Earth Sciences Picture of the Day, from the USRA (Universities Space Research Association).