As a child, I was always around educators. My mother was an elementary school teacher and taught many subjects including language arts, computer, dance, chess and she loved the arts. Growing up, I went to a school that valued community service, care for the environment, intellectual growth and artistic expression. Throughout middle and high school, I enjoyed studying drawing, painting, handwriting, sculpture and woodworking, handworking (knitting and crocheting), theater, and music. In college, I majored in graphic design, and in graduate school, I studied film directing. After graduate school, I discovered that teaching brings me great joy. I started teaching art and design at Emmanuel College in 2018, and my enthusiasm to teach and inspire future artists and creatives continues to grow.  

BFA., Emmanuel College; MFA., California Institute of the Arts

In 2023, I completed my first children's book, The Kindhearted Universe Ask, "Where is the Sage Bush?". In this gentle and colorful story, a child and a nanny go for a walk, observing, listening, and visiting all forms of nature that surround them, and each connection they make leads them to a discovery, which nurtures their understanding of the earth, community, friendship, family, and oneself.