BFA (Fashion Design) Otis College of Art and Design; BFA Design, Minors in Drawing and Textiles, Teaching Credential for K-12 in Art, University of Iowa
I grew up in the Mid-West. Being a member of Girl Scouts and 4-H reinforced my appreciation of craft. I won a Blue Ribbon at the Missouri State Fair for my weaving sampler as a youth. At the University of Iowa, I fell in love with art and teaching. I was honored in the All State College Show for my Interlocking Animals print. I taught Junior High Exploratory classes and created crazy print bike shorts. In California I received a Thimble Award for my Perry Ellis design at Otis/Parson’s School of Design. As the Textile Strategist at Otis I help inspire and guide students in textile treatments from sample to finished garment. I coordinate the faculty and teach Textile Science. I make blankets and give them to homeless people. I create stickers and postcards for skaters. I enjoy roller skating on the ramps.
Perry Ellis Thimble Award
Sun Valley Public Library/Instructor for Design Workshop, Verdugo Skate Park/Artist, Mexican Cultural Center/ Artist, Pearson’s/ Curriculum advisor, Toledo/Toledo/ Art Exhibit Installation, Roosevelt Middle School/ Exploratory Instructor