Lexi Hiland was born in the small city of Pamplona, Colombia and adopted to the United States at the age of two. From this stems themes of culture, identity and opportunity that is laced into her work.
In New York City she began her work as a documentary filmmaker, embarking on her personal journey through her adoption story. This caught the attention of TEDx PurdueU and in April she was selected as one of eight speakers to discuss 'How To Produce Original Work' at West Lafayette's TEDx conference.
Most recently the film, Para Mi Mamá was one of three selected as a finalist of 300 entries, to be featured as a part of the At&T Developer Summit. This was AT&T's inaugural kick-off of the AT&T Entertainment Project contest.
She currently lives in Indianapolis and is a fellow with the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation and serves as an advisor for the Purdue Mortar Board Alumni program. Through her creative work, she hopes to inspire others; work that focuses on the under represented, tackles question of humanity and pushes to stretch the boundaries of opinion.