Bastidas completed her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Design (MICA) in Baltimore, MD in May 2016 with a dual major in Illustration and Humanistic Studies, a minor in Art History, and concentrations in Printmaking and Book Arts. In May 2017,  Bastidas completed MICA’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Bastidas currently teaches at Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, MD. Over the years, Bastidas has exhibited principally in PA, NY, and MD with international exhibitions in Italy, São Tomé, France, the Commonwealth of Dominica and the United Kingdom.