I grew up in a family of creative thinkers, and firmly believe that artist is better defined as a way of being in the world, rather than a crafter of any specific type of product. I have practiced art at institutions including Parsons and Rhode Island School of Design. I even spent a brief time considering the art scene of New York City, before moving on to the more lucrative field of education (which is essentially a series of installation art pieces). In parallel to traditional studio practice, I have spent over a decade leveraging visual and poetic languages as modes of expression, understanding, and advocacy within the realm of education. This has meant supporting children and adults to utilize artistic media, designing physical learning spaces to provoke discovery, and creating publications and exhibits of work to highlight the power of childhood.