Our Team

Selva Negra is a Latina & Filipina-founded contemporary fashion label committed to ethical production and sourcing sustainable materials while celebrating individuality through story-telling and expressive design.  

Selva Negra was founded in 2016 in a tiny Brooklyn apartment in Crown Heights, and has grown into a team of 3 women and a talented production team.

Meet our team.


Kristen Gonzalez

Founder & CEO



Kristen is a Mexican + Filipino American designer based in Los Angeles, CA.

She started the company as a 25-year old entrepreneur and grew the business as the head designer and creative director. She is also a Fashion Design instructor at Otis College of Art & Design and co-founder of In Todo, a curated craft fair bringing visibility to the craft of BIPOC creatives in our community. 




Monica Morales

Customer Service & Marketing Consultant




Monica has been with the Selva Negra since 2021 and has an extensive background in customer service. She is the ultimate good vibes queen and has a beautiful pup named Santi.

Her charismatic energy and positive attitude creates a welcoming experience for our customers. She also consults on brand marketing and design.




Alex Faay

Wholesale Representative




Alex has been working with Selva Negra since 2020 and she has 10+ years of experience working in wholesale.

Extremely hard working and kind, she to helps build relationships with our stockists across the country and online.