I am from California, but I also lived in Arizona, Maine, and Connecticut before arriving in Colorado to attend CU-Boulder. After graduating with a degree in Studio Art and Art history, I went to China to work and travel. I taught at an international college with students preparing to study in the US and other English speaking countries. When I was not teaching, I was filling the pages of my journal with sketches of Asia. After four years, I returned to the US to earn a masters degree in Curriculum Design & Instruction at DU. This is my second year teaching in the US and my first year teaching at CLA. I feel fortunate to b e able to work with the students at CLA in our artist studio.