Selina Román was born in Florida in 1978. Trained as a print journalist, she ferreted out stories of injustice in marginalized communities. After working in journalism, Román spent five years at an international security and investigations firm. That clandestine world, rooted in surveillance, gestures and coded details, rekindled her love of photography. Her work explores notions of femininity, perception and the unseen. Román received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. She has participated in residencies with the Visual Artists Network and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator in Miami. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, as well in numerous private collections. Román has exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions such as Kenyon College in Ohio, Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, and Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.