Figure skating during my childhood taught me about hard work, determination, and the importance of self confidence. At school, art classes were the only classes I stayed interested in, but at SNC I discovered – by happy chance – my love for psychology.
The Art Installation Backpacking Trip I designed incorporated my disciplines: Fine Art and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. This trip was meant to help students to think creatively while reconnecting to the land.
Picking up a crayon at a young age, I knew art was a passion but, during my adolescence, I never pursued art because my schools were focused on math, science, and English. I was never interested in college until I found SNC. It intrigued me because of its intimacy and mission of sustainability.
I found ceramics. I enrolled in the class, bought a wheel three weeks later, and took off from there.
My parents used to tell me that I couldn’t draw; I specifically remember them calling me the scribbler, and teasing that I didn’t color inside the lines … Who would have known it would be my major a few years later?
I grew up on comics and illustrations and was heavily inspired by the fine detail of the line work. I was about 8 years old when I knew that art was something that I seriously wanted to pursue.