Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aleshka Ferrero studied TV, Radio & Film Production at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her feature film debut came in 2004, when she edited Luis Mandoki’s Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award (Mexico’s equivalent of the Academy Awards). The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Crystal Bear for Best Feature at the Berlin International Film Festival and was Mexico’s official Academy Awards selection for Best Foreign Film. Aleshka went on to edit Patricia Riggen’s Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) which was an Official Selection at both the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and became one of the biggest grossing Spanish language films in the US. Tear This Heart Out (Arráncame La Vida) directed by Roberto Sneider followed in 2009, which made the short list for the Foreign Film Academy Award Nominations as Mexico’s Official Selection that year. In addition to features, Aleshka has edited a wide variety of TV series, documentaries and short films including the award winning Sundance Channel documentary series, Transgeneration (2005), and Becoming Chaz (additional editor) which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Recently, Ms. Ferrero completed work on Fina Torres’ Liz in September (Liz en Septiembre) scheduled to be released later this year and is currently working on Deserted Cities (Ciudades Desiertas) directed by Roberto Sneider and starring Gael García Bernal. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.