I have never been one to follow a narrow path. During my time as an undergrad at USC, I completed a double major in Fine Art and Neuroscience, and was a member of the women's rowing team. I went on to receive an MFA in Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design, where I am now an adjunct faculty member in the Fine Arts and Liberal Arts departments. By teaching two courses that I proposed and developed for LCAD, I am fortunate enough to entertain my own eclectic combination of interests ranging from gender studies and aesthetics to oil painting and neuroscience. As a working artist, I have exhibited my paintings in locations across the country including Washington DC, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Beach. I recently received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for emerging representational painters. As a representational artist and a scholar, I bring a wide variety of experiences and a broad knowledge base to my teaching. I consider it a privilege to teach other artists, and to be actively involved in an exciting and ever shifting conversation. When I'm not lecturing about fractal geometry in art or perspective drawing, you can find me running, hiking, traveling, or simply enjoying the great outdoors.